Each year, women leaders from across North America are recognized for their achievements made in and around their communities. These celebrated events are a time to shine the spotlight on these women; business leaders, mentors, role models, and teachers.

Here are 3 women award recipients who made their mark in business in 2019.

2019 Women Who Mean Business Award

Along with 65 other honorees, Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Founder and CEO of ICON Information Consultants, LP, was honored with the 2019 Women Who Mean Business award by the Houston Business Journal.

As a native Houstonian, O’Rourke values giving back to the community.  Under her leadership, ICON has had a long history of funding scholarships and mentoring through the University of Houston and providing college students with internship opportunities. O’Rourke has also been recognized for mentoring other like-minded women on how to build their own businesses. Over the last decade, O’Rourke has contributed more than $750,000 in sponsorships to Women Business Enterprise (“WBE”).

WCM Rising Star Awards

The 2019 Women in Capital Markets Awards Ceremony recognizes the exemplary leadership and contributions of the 2019 award recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to accelerating the progress of gender diversity in the Canadian capital markets and to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion in which everyone can thrive.

This year, National Bank’s Melissa Tan was one of the 5 recipients of the WCM Rising Star Award. Melissa is the Vice President of the Equity Capital Markets team and is responsible for structuring, leading and participating in equity and hybrid equity offerings.  She also serves in a mentor capacity both inside and outside of the office.

2019 RBC Champions Awards

The International Women’s Forum awarded Deborah Shannon Trudeau as a 2019 RBC Champion by the Women’s Executive Network. These awards recognize those individuals who have made a contribution to the advancement of women in the workplace.

The RBC Champions Award is Canada’s most recognizable award for the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

In addition to her role as President of IWF, Deborah is the Senior Vice President of International Business and Licensing at Trudeau Corporation. Deborah has over three decades of experience in project management, strategy, and sales. 

Speaking to her success was IWF Canadian President, Françoise Lyon.

“Deborah has been a very engaged IWF Canada member – sharing smart ideas and encouraging connections among our members. “This honor only solidifies what we already know: Deborah is a true game-changer for Canadian women.”