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Women We Admire names Huberman among top 50 female leaders

This is top 50 women leaders in Vancouver for 2023
Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. (File photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman has been named among the top 50 female leaders of Vancouver for 2023, by the Women We Admire organization.

“I am honoured to be included in this year’s list among a group of strong female leaders in their respective industries,” Huberman stated in a press release Wednesday. “Though this list is labelled as Vancouver, the Women We Admire organization is certainly taking a regional approach to recognizing innovation and productivity.”

Huberman has been president and CEO of the board of trade for 17 years and last year she won Simon Fraser University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Here’s the list of the 50 women who were honoured:

1. Jill Schnarr

Chief Social Innovation & Communications Officer, TELUS

2. Victoria DeBoon

VP of Sales, SAP

3. Jennifer Tokarek

Vice President and National Leader, TD

4. Eleanor Lee

Chief Project Officer & Executive Director, Provincial Health Services Authority

5. Christine Turner

Vice President, International Business Operations, lululemon

6. Bronche Cheng

Partner, KPMG

7. Maria Pontikis

Chief Communications Officer, City of Vancouver

8. Joan Sheehan

Vice President of Sales, STEMCELL Technologies

9. Lorna Clamp

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Culture, Securiguard Services

10. Sarah Crone

RVP of Private Wealth Solutions, Aviso Wealth

11. Sharon Curl

President - North America, Oxford International Education Group

12. Lisa Schwenk

Regional Vice President of Customer Success, Radancy

13. Shelley Frost

President and CEO, Pacific National Exhibition

14. Arshpreet Kaur Ranjit Singh

Group General Counsel, GrowthOps Ltd

15. Theresa Rowsell

SVP of Product & Technology, iQmetrix

16. Shoni Field

Chief Development Officer, BC SPCA

17. Shiah Bazeley

Vice President of People & Culture, Daiya Foods

18. Corinne Caldwell

Chief Operating Officer, Harper Grey

19. Elin Jonsson

Chief Business Officer, East Side Games

20. Amara Hunt

Vice President of Product Strategy, Integrity Solutions

21. Terralynn Forsyth

Co-Founder & Head of Data, FutureFit AI

22. Zhenya Beck

Co-Founder and Head of Marketing, Freightera

23. Suzanne Mercier

EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Nexii Building Solutions

24. Leslie Meingast


25. Suzanne Gildert

Founder and CTO, Sanctuary AI

26. Anita Huberman

President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade

27. Paulina Cameron

CEO, The Forum

28. Sarah Boatman

Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Photonic

29. Ashley Judd

Vice President of Sales, MLA Canada

30. Ginna Ng

Vice President of Finance, Zynik Capital

31. Alyssaa Delmars

Managing Partner, Aim Medical Imaging

32. Mandi Mangat

VP of Operations, Monark Group

33. Kari Yuers

President & CEO, Kryton International

34. Miranda Lam

Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Business Development, Acuitas Therapeutics

35. Britainny Hari

Director, Marketing & Communications, CBRE

36. Elizabeth Fingler

Human Resources Director, ICON Creative Studio

37. Rebecca Pauls

Executive Director, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network

38. Sasha Bricel

Marketing Director, Nature’s Path Foods

39. Felicia Lo

Founder & Creative Director, SweetGeorgia Yarns

40. Sylvia van Rooyen

Program Director of Art & Design, LaSalle College Vancouver

41. Tanya Wahbe

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia

42. Dana Prescott

Associate Director, Technology & Innovation, Covenant House Vancouver

43. Shelina Dilgir

Director of Development, Dr. Peter Centre

44. Avi Gill

Business Director, Talk Shop

45. Andrea McComb

Director of Professional Learning & Development, British Columbia Principals & Vice Principals Association

46. Paige Strand

Director of Marketing & Communications, IR Labs Inc.

47. Susan Chambers

Director, Business Development, ICP Insurance Solutions

48. Vicky Zhao

Owner & Business Manager, Vancouver Debate Academy

49. Ruth M’rav-Jankelowitz

President, BNI Creekside

50. Lisa Brooking

Chief Executive Officer, Healthcode Medical

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