Jeanne Beker wins a Women’s Empowerment Award


It was ladies’ night on September 21, as the Women Empowerment Awards were taking place at the Shangri-La Toronto. The awards, hosted by Sportsnet’s Danielle Michaud and wellness expert Sonia Jhas, were created to celebrate the diverse achievements of women in business, leadership and community service in Canada. At this year’s ceremony, presented by Rogers with presenting sponsor Mantella Corp., awards were presented in several categories including Mentorship, Innovation, Global Impact and Entrepreneur. Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker was on hand to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Klaudia Capalbo of the Women Empowerment Awards with her parents.
Almas Jiwani and Raj Girn.
Christi Himmelheber and Sangita Patel of ET Canada.
Jenna Bitove and Holly Miklas.
Valerie Pringle and Zabeen Hirji.
Jeanne Beker, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Laura Desveaux and Sage Paul.
Muluba Habanyama and Ashley McKenzie-Barnes.
Designer Lesley Hampton.
Marcia and Leroy Brown.
Beckie DiLeo, Shannon Passero and Jennifer Harper.
Almas Jiwani and Raj Girn.
Emily O'Brien and Patricia Jaggernauth.
James Milonas and Candice Sinclair.
Danielle Michaud and Sonia Jhas.
Dori Tunstall, Fenella Bruce and Iris Simpson.
Izzy Camilleri and Noelle von Tesmar.
Anna Lolomari and Francine Mbvoumbo.
Candice Chan.


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