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Shining a light on the women and girls who build Hamilton and Halton

In honour of International Women’s Day, YWCA Hamilton celebrated the trailblazers that build our Hamilton and Halton community and publicly unveiled the #WOMENBUILDHAMILTON campaign.

Learn about Hamilton and Halton’s most prestigious event honouring women and girls

Meet the 2022 Award Nominees and Winners

Winners from the previous years

Have questions? Contact a member of our team.

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Connect with a member of YWCA Hamilton’s Philanthropy and Communications team to learn more about the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards.

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Sarah Ernest

Director of Philanthropy & Communications
sernest@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 107

For event production, partnership or sponsorship inquiries.

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Harvest Wiseman

Philanthropy Coordinator
hwiseman@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 314

For sponsorship and advertising inquiries.

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Emma Reilly McKay

Strategic Communications Specialist
EReilly-McKay@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 321

For storytelling and media inquiries.

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Sara Charters

Philanthropy Coordinator
scharters@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 x 171

For auction inquiries.

Malgosia Sienkiewicz

Malgosia Sienkiewicz

Donor Relations & Database Coordinator
msienkiewicz@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 181

For tax receipting or ticket/table purchase inquiries.

Cristina Lopes

Cristina Lopes

Event and Community Engagement Coordinator
clopes@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 111

For nomination, judging or vendor inquiries. 

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Anjum Chauhan

Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator
achauhan@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922

For community engagement and volunteer opportunities. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Presented by:

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Matching Sponsor

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Business Leadership | Entrepreneur | Innovation Award Sponsor

Business Leadership - MNP

Education I Training I Development Award Sponsor

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Health | Recreation Award Sponsor

Green benefits Group

Research | Science | Technology | Trades Award Sponsor

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Young Trailblazer Award Sponsor

Fusion pharmaceuticals logo

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsor

Starward Homes logo

Digital Experience Sponsor

Media Partner

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Influencer Sponsors

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Soundbox | eThere Live logo - influencer
Hamilton Tiger-Cats logo

Pioneer Sponsors

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Alectra Utilities logo
Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority logo
Meridian logo
Scotiabank - Women Initiative Logo
T Johns Consulting Group

Ambassador Sponsors

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Hamilton International Airport logo - ambassador
Invest in Hamilton logo
KPMG - pioneer sponsor
Lamont Law logo
Martin & HIllyer logo
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Ambassador Sponsor- Radius
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Ambassador Sponsor-south brook golf
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Virk personal injury law

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