Woman of Vision

The Woman of Vision series was launched on ITV News in 1995. Winner of two national broadcasting awards, it is produced and hosted by Lesley MacDonald.

The program celebrates local women who demonstrate a strong vision. Their leadership and success enrich our lives and make our community a better place in which to live. Their stories show the rewards of overcoming adversity and following through on a vision.

It is hoped they will serve as an inspiration to others, particularly young women about to make career choices, so that they too are motivated to develop their own vision.


The annual awards luncheon is the highlight of the Global Woman of Vision program. Held every March, the consistently sold-out event (700+ audiences) pays tribute to the 12 recipients featured on Global Television from April to March during the past year.

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In keeping with our theme, “Building our tomorrow with the young women of today” bursaries are awarded at the luncheon to help young women realize their own vision.

As well, the tickets of 50 female high school students are paid for by generous sponsors to inspire these girls to consider where their vision will lead them. This emotional, spirit-lifting event is enhanced by the words of wisdom from the Women of Vision themselves.


Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013
Location: The Westin Hotel in Downtown Edmonton (10135-100 Street), Main Ballroom on 2nd Level.
Time: 11:15 – Noon – Reception & Check-in, Noon – 2:00pm – Luncheon & main program
Ticket Price: $75 + GST each. Tables of 10 are available for $750 + GST.
Tickets Include: Featured plated three course lunch from the Westin, amazing door prizes & swag bag! Personal stories will be shared by all 12 Woman of Vision Recipients and more!
Dress Code: Business Casual
Parking: There are many ImPark lots, street meters and underground parkades surrounding the Westin Hotel.
Luncheon Coordinator: Caitlin McElhone, CMinc. Events. 780-761-6682 or

Online registration for the 2013 luncheon will be available soon. Click HERE to download a ticket order form. 

View profiles, stories & headshots for all 2012-2013 Woman of Vision Recipients on the Avenue Edmonton Heros & Visionaries’ site HERE

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To view a list of past Woman of Vision Recipients, click HERE

If you know a woman you think we should profile, click HERE for nomination information

Click HERE to view the Global Calgary Woman of Vision page. 

Meet the Advisory Board for the Woman of Vision Luncheon:

Global Edmonton is committed to exposing others to the talents, successes and great achievements of women who have made a difference in the community and in their field. The Global Woman of Vision Advisory board, chaired by Lesley MacDonald, operates in co-operation with Global Edmonton. This group of career women from a variety of industry sectors reviews nominations received from the public, selects the women to be featured in the television series and oversees the coordination of the annual luncheon. Board members are committed volunteers.

Era Rowles: Director, Rowles & Company Ltd
Rhonda Halarewich: Marketing Manager, Global Edmonton
Valerie Murphy: Partner Prime Source Inc., Marketing Executive
Lindsay Kelly: Chair, Mental Health Foundation.

Susan McGee: Executive Director, Homeward Trust Edmonton
Lesley Anne MacDonald: Global Woman of Vision Board Chair/Host/Producer and Managing Director Edmonton, AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce, Western Canada)
Gail Hall: Seasoned Solutions

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