McMaster community members nominated for Women of Distinction Awards

McMaster community members among the 33 nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Students, staff, faculty and alumnae were all nominated in areas ranging from young women, science and technology, business, community, arts, culture and design.

The awards recognize outstanding women and organizations who are committed to the development of other women and to the overall improvement of the community.

The Women of Distinction Awards are nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for women.

McMaster community members nominated include:

Young Woman of Distinction (Age 18-25):

Chelsea Mackinnon

Shaarujaa Nadarajah

Ushma Purohit

Padmaja Sreeram

Maryam Vaseghi-Shanjani


Kristin Archer

Jacquie Crossley

Kamini Persaud

Business Leadership:

Erin Dunham

Community Leadership:

Sandra Stephenson

Education, Mentorship:

Claire Arsenault

Lorraine Carter

Kimberley Dej

Anju Joshi

Carla LaBella

Maureen MacDonald

Science, Technology, Trades:

Karen Bird

Karen Mossman

Lifetime Achievement:

Anju Joshi

Sandra Stephenson

Nominees will be celebrated on March 8 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

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