Celebration Event


The Global News Woman of Vision program, hosted by Lesley Macdonald, has shared the inspirational stories of more than 265 extraordinary women in and around Edmonton since 1995.

The 22nd Annual Global News Woman of Vision Celebration was held on Friday, April 7th with over 900 guests welcomed on the red carpet entrance.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of inspiration celebrating the 12 women profiled in the past year.

Sentiments through the event were shared through social media and can be followed using hashtag #WOVyeg.

Red Carpet moments were captured by the Global News promotions team and can be viewed in the photo gallery below.



Share in the inspirational stories from this year’s Global News Woman of Vision recipients:

Dr. Shawna Pandya, Citizen Astronaut

Hailey Benedict, 14-year old Country Singer

Kathy Playdon, modern-day sheep herder & breeder

Gail Sidonie Sobat, Founder of YouthWrite writing camp

Kathleen Todoruk, Fashion Designer

Susan Darrington, GM of Rogers Place

Jen Kish, Olympian

Dr. Sangita (Gita) Sharma, U of A Professor & Chair of Indigenous Health

Lisa Holmes, Mayor of Town of Morinville and President of AUMA

Patricia Bourne, CEO, EQUS – Canada’s largest member-owned utility

Kyla Kazeil, restauranteur & clothier

The RT Hon. Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister and Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College

About Global News Woman of Vision television series:

The Global News Woman of Vision program celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Edmonton area women.  These are stories that inspire and are written and produced by Lesley MacDonald.  This popular program includes 12 Woman of Vision stories each year.  They air the first Monday of each month on Global Edmonton News Hour at 6 p.m. and the following day on Global’s Morning News.  Each recipient is also featured in Lesley’s Avenue Edmonton Magazine blog “Heroes and Visionaries” as well as in a 9-page spread in Avenue’s popular March issue.  In addition, these stories are featured in a one hour Global Television special that airs every May.

The annual awards event pays tribute to the 12 recipients featured on Global Television during the last year. Bursaries and scholarships are also awarded to help young women realize their vision.

Read this years stories on Avenue Magazine’s Blog
Nominate a Global Woman of Vision Today!