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2020 Top 25 Recipients

The Top 25 Women of Influence™ awards recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of Canada’s diverse women role models. The recipients have all left their mark over the past year: contributing to the greater good through their initiatives; using their influence to drive positive change; or reaching inspiring heights in their career on a global stage. 

From athletes to activists, corporate leaders to up-and-coming entrepreneurs — their unique achievements are impossible to compare against each other, which is why we’ve designed these awards as a celebration, rather than a ranking.

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Ishita Aggarwal

Expanded access to prenatal workshops
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Marion Buller

Led the inquiry for Indigenous women and girls
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Nathalie Crosbie

Used her
influence to advocate
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Shari Graydon

Tracked women's voices in the media
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Amanda Jetté Knox

Wrote a
bestseller on
leading with love
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Caro Loutfi

Mobilized
youth to be
voters and activists
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Vivene Salmon

Legal leader
with a
notable first
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Donna Strickland

Won a nobel prize
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Sally Armstrong

Our Lifetime
Achievement
Award recipient
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Bianca Andreescu

Made her
mark on the court
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Gina Cody

Changed
a STEM standard
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Rola Dagher

Shared
her story
to drive change
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Joanna Griffiths

Started a
postpartum conversation
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Candies Kotchapaw

Created a
leadership
incubator
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Rina Rovinelli

Created a
platform for
marginalized groups
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Louise Sertsis

Increased
independence
for wheelchair users
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Jess Tomlin &
Jessica Houssian

Created a mega-fund for equality
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Autumn Peltier

Became Chief Water Commissioner
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Jann Arden

Created a TV
show — and opportunities
for women
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Taya Cook

Building a new standard in condo development
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Teara Fraser

Built a flying first
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Brooke
Henderson

Took the
top spot in golf
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Brandi Leifso

Built a new
branch of a
beauty empire
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Hanadi
Saad

Helping others
to understand the impact of Bill 21
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Keisha & Teagan Simpson

Challenged women and girls to live life unfiltered
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Sue Tomney

Built a
new home
for women
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Could you be a fit for Top 25?

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