2015 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS September 29, 2015

Evening program of the Women of Distinction Award 2015
View the virtual program including dignitaries words, portraits of the winners and our partners.


Meet the Winners of the 2015 Women of Distinction Awards

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Top row: Luce Moreau, directrice de la Fondation; Guylaine Duplessis, Banque Scotia; Marie-Hélène Houle, conseil d’administration du Y des femmes; Anne Mezei, conseil d’administration de la Fondation; Jessy Blanchette, Cascades; Hélène Lépine, directrice du Y des femmes; Elena Rizzuto, Banque TD; Kathy Jahudka, Bell; Louise Poirer, présidente du Y des femmes.

Bottom row, the laureates : Anne-Marie Chagnon, entreprenariat; Martha De Francisco, arts et culture; Line Pagé, communications; Danielle Danault, sports et mieux-être; Diane Chênevert, engagement social; Brigitte Vachon, sciences et technologie; Colette Lafrance, femme du YWCA.


Click on the photos below to view the official photos from the
21st Women of Distinction Awards


Photos © Marcie Richtone

Meet the Laureates of the 2014
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
13 Women – 13 Paths – 13 Sources of inspiration

Discover the paths of the 2014 Women of Distinction Awards Laureates!


The YWCA Montreal, its Foundation and BFL CANADA are pleased to announce the names of the 13 women of distinction that will be honoured at the 21st Women of Distinction Awards, taking place on September 30, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Barry F. Lorenzetti, president, CEO and founder of BFL CANADA, will be the honorary chair at this year’s awards ceremony. He promises an unforgettable event, worthy of its winners, complete with music from the acclaimed Beatles tribute band Replay.

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Reveal a Woman of Distinction!
The YWCA Montreal and its Foundation are pleased to put out a call for candidates for the 2014 Women of Distinction Awards. Now is the time to send in the name of a Woman of Distinction, to publicly acknowledge a woman working in any field whose actions have reshaped her own personal and professional world, as well as ours. Take this opportunity to shine a light on a woman you admire – friend, colleague or other – because of her leadership and her ability to motivate other women and girls.

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The Women's Y Foundation has raised more than $300,000 as part of its 20th Women of Distinction Awards to benefit YWCA programs. With the support of partners, donors, volunteers and guests, we can continue to build a better future for women and girls of Greater Montreal... THANK YOU!!!

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The honorary co-chairs of the Evening: Ms Sophie Fortin, Senior Vice-President, People, Business Change and Communications at Standard Life and Ms Marie-Josée Lamothe, Chief Marketing Officer & Corporate Communications Officer at L’Oréal Canada.


Women of Distinction Awards
Since the very first edition of the Women of Distinction Awards in 1994, over 230 remarkable women have been honoured by the YWCA Montreal and the Women’s Y Foundation at annual benefit evenings. In 2014: spotlight on inspirational women who empower those around them. Come join us on September 30, 2014 to recognize these exceptional women.