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  • International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In Brampton, we celebrate International Women's Day by coming together to be inspired and encouraged while hearing the stories of female leaders in our community. 

    Join us for an evening of desserts, stories and inspiration. 

    Naseem Somani Excellence in Leadership Award

    In 2019, we lost an important member of our business community this past year. A giant in corporate Canada. Naseem Somani, former CEO of Dynacare was an outstanding business leader who was known for both her competitive and her collaborative spirit. In growing her business, she demonstrated that working with other businesses we can grow our community, our province, our nation and beyond.

    In recognition of her outstanding leadership, The Brampton Board of Trade has established a special excellence award in Naseem Somani’s honour. The Naseem Somani Memorial Leadership Excellence Award.

    The award recognizes Naseem’s profound impact on the lives of many, particularly women business leaders.

    The Naseem Somani Memorial Leadership Excellence Award is designed to recognize, inspire, develop and encourage women’s personal and professional leadership. It is exactly these traits, among many other virtues, that Naseem Somani was known for and for which she has left a lasting legacy. Beginning in 2020, the award will be presented to a deserving woman that demonstrates leadership, innovation, service and overall contribution to women.

    Naseem Somani was the inaugural recipient in 2019. The 2020 award will be presented on March 4, 2020 at InspiHer to Linda Ford, Access Careers for her contributions in the community. 






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