Committee Objectives:

  • To plan and execute the Businesswoman of the Year Awards Nomination Process
  • To work in partnership with the BYA Gala Committee


Darlene Kelly
Business & Leadership Coach

Vice Chair:

Becky Drummond, CPA, CFE
Manager, Development Accounting
Dream Unlimited

Committee Members

Ashley Somchanh
Social Media Coordinator, PwC

Amy Barker, BA, BSSc
Account Executive, Sun Life Financial

Robin Bowyer
Business Wealth Advisor, TD Wealth

Kathryn Craner
Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Lily Hou
Senior Associate, PwC

What We Do:

  • Responsible for opening and promoting the nominations for the BYAs
  • Coordinate the composition of five Selection Committees.
  • Perform Conflict of Interest checks for nominees
  • Select the 12 Finalists and confidentially inform them of their selection
  • The committee works with the Marketing & Communications Committee to develop a social media campaign to bring in Nominations for the Awards

BYA Nominations Committee Meetings:

WHEN: Last Wednesday of the Month

WHERE: PwC, 99 Bank Street, Unit 710

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Requirements to Join:

A great attitude and you must be looking to have fun! We have several roles available on our committee and sub-committees.