For women under the age of 40, dedicating themselves to the pursuit of excellence in their chosen career.
Award Presented by:
Joanna Ma, Partner, Bereskin & Parr
Chef Amy Cyr is the Kitchen Project Coordinator and Chef for Tiny Home Takeout, a non-profit organization removing the social barriers associated with food insecurity for those in the region by providing them access to restaurant-quality food at no cost. Amy has built and expanded the program to include partnering with Going Mobile and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. She has cultivated a team of 170+ volunteers with a positive work culture and brought food insecurity and poverty to the forefront of regional conversation.
Through her company, Milestone Courier, Lindsay Trites takes care of her employees through random acts of appreciation and helping them in difficult times. Her continual focus to ensure her clients feels seen, heard, and appreciated led to numerous awards including a Gold Tier win for Best Courier through the KW Record. Lindsay has taken her professionalism and caring heart and placed them at the forefront of the work she does, and within her community. She’s routinely offered her services to the community, assisting the First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and having a presence in the Guelph Santa Claus parade.
Robyn started Le Prix, her sustainable fashion business in 2012 when she was entering her last year of Undergrad at Laurier. She studied Environmental Studies and Business and continued to pursue a Masters in Environmental Studies while running Le Prix. Le Prix gives back to the community through education, mentorships and various partnerships. She is also a fashion consultant and curates sustainable new and pre-loved pieces from Canada, her travels, donations, and other sustainable female-owned Canadian brands. She advocates for sustainability and self-love, carbon offsets online orders and Le Prix’s community has diverted over 3 tonnes of waste from landfills.
Sarrah Lal is the Director of the Velocity incubator at the University of Waterloo and a part-time Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. She teaches health innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and new technology implementation. Sarrah has also worked in radio-pharmaceutical and vaccine R&D, business & market intelligence, data analytics, and consulting. Her academic background is in chemical biology, business, clinical research, biomedical engineering, and law. She runs a consulting business and is President & Chair of the Governance Board for Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario and Chair of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.