The Global News Woman of Vision program, hosted by Lesley MacDonald, has shared the inspirational stories of more than 288 extraordinary women in and around Edmonton since 1995.
The 24th Annual Global News Woman of Vision Celebration Event was held on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 with an expected audience of over 900 people. The event is the highlight of the Woman of Vision program, as it pays tribute to the inspirational women featured on Global News over the previous year. Bursaries and scholarships are also awarded to aspiring young women students to help them realize their vision. This emotional, spirit-lifting event is enhanced by the sharing of inspiration from the Women of Vision themselves.
“We have Kleenex on every table because we laugh, we cry, we share.” – Lesley MacDonald, founder/producer/host
Red Carpet moments from the 2019 event, captured by the Global News promotions team, can be viewed in the photo gallery below
Share in the inspirational stories from this year’s Global News Woman of Vision recipients:
Bean Gill & Nancy Morrow, ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre
Cecile Bukmeier, NAIT Autobody Technician
Dr. Michiko Maruyama, Toy Designer and Resident Cardiac Surgeon
Rosella Bjornson, Canada’s 1st Female Airline Pilot
Chau Lui, Paris Jewellers
Audrey Poitras, President of The Metis Nation of Alberta
Marcy Mydlak & Carol Olivieri, Blue Kettle
Shirley Benson, District Chief of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services
Stephanie Bach, Vertical Farming Scientist
Marni Panas, Transgender Advocate
Veronica Ryl, Paramedic & Adventurer