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BIV announces the 2023 Influential Women in Business Award winners

Five outstanding leaders will be recognized at a luncheon event on International Women's Day, March 8

Five remarkable leaders have been selected to receive 2023 Influential Women in Business Awards.

Each year, this BIV awards program recognizes the successes and contributions of female business leaders in British Columbia. This year’s honourees span law, real estate, finance and investment, technology and innovation, and business development.

“Each honouree is exemplary in her own right,” said BIV editor-in-chief Hayley Woodin. “On top of impressive achievements in business, our judges felt strongly that these five leaders wield a great deal of influence within their respective organizations, industries and communities. Their impact is notable and their leadership deserves recognition.”

All five winners will accept their awards at BIV’s annual Influential Women in Business Awards luncheon, held on International Women’s Day (March 8).

The 2023 award recipients, in alphabetical order:

Lynda Brown-Ganzert, founder and CEO, RxPx

Lynda Brown-Ganzert founded and led Curatio through a successful exit to form RxPx, an award-winning global digital health platform. She is an industry trailblazer who helped establish the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver.

Radha Curpen, vice-chair and Vancouver managing partner, Bennett Jones

At Bennett Jones, Radha Curpen is the firm’s national leader in ESG strategy and solutions, and co-head of its environmental law practice. She is currently chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Jeanette Jackson, CEO, Foresight Canada

A multi-award winning sustainability champion, Jeanette Jackson has led Foresight Canada through rapid growth, supporting nearly 900 startups and ventures across the country in the process.

Leah Nguyen, chief investment officer, InBC Investment Corp.

A highly accomplished financial services and technology-focused leader, Leah Nguyen is guiding the investment strategy of B.C.’s $500 million InBC investment fund.

Lillian Tummonds, vice-president of office operations, Cadillac Fairview

At Cadillac Fairview, Lillian Tummonds runs 5.5 million square feet of commercial office space in Western Canada. She is past chair of BOMA BC and board chair of the Museum of Vancouver.

Four individuals served on the judging panel for this year's awards program. BIV thanks: Lori Mathison, CEO of CPABC; Chantelle Krish, CEO of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland; Maninder Dhaliwal, president and CEO of Lionsgate International; and Hayley Woodin, editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver. 

Join BIV in celebrating the successes of this year’s Influential Women in Business Award recipients on March 8 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event and awards program is supported by gold sponsors: CPABC, Fasken, Seaspan Shipyards, Scotiabank and PwC. Tickets and event information are available online.

Honourees will be featured in an upcoming print edition of BIV.