WOI Committees Selection Committee
Meet our dedicated Women of Inspiration Committee Members. Our Selection Committee and Nominee Ambassadors are volunteer business leaders, advisors and past Women of Inspiration Award winners who want to move the needle to celebrate women who are inspiring others through their actions and leadership! These extraordinary individuals are passionate about empowering women to have a voice, raise their profiles and pave the path for others to follow!
Selection Committee Chair | Owner of Awareness Strategies, Success Therapy Clinic
Michelle Nedelec, Owner of Awareness Strategies, Success Therapy Clinic and creator of Success Therapy, the process; Michelle has been running her companies since 2003. As a business owner for over 25 years, Michelle specializes in helping business owners grow their companies through systems, strategies and state of mind. This includes business coaching, facilitating workshops and consulting management. She not only has a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow into business owners but also through life’s toughest moments. She has, in fact, accomplished some phenomenal breakthroughs in the world of trauma. She was even acknowledged for her work by being awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for her successful work with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
2016 Women of Inspiration Award - Lifetime Achievement | Empowerment Coach, Author, Speaker
Donna Dahl, affectionately referred to as “the Coach’s Coach,” is an author, speaker, workshop developer and empowerment coach. Her work is inspiring and engaging. Despite huge personal challenges to regain lost skills resulting from injury, Donna personifies servant leadership. Her community service and her leadership shine with her popular workshops. She is not only the recipient of the 2016 Woman of Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement; she received the 100th Anniversary International Women’s Day Award for outstanding service in business and was awarded Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal
Dr Laura Hambley-Lovett
WOI Selection Committee | WOI2019 - Global Influencer | Psychologist | Entrepreneur | Authour
Dr. Laura is an industrial/organizational psychologist, mother of three, and serial entrepreneur based in Calgary, who is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, and the community both in Calgary and more widely in Canada and globally. One of her greatest joys continues to be mentoring and leading other women, and Canadian Business Chicks fits well within these values. Between her busy schedules at work and home, she somehow found time to publish two novels (Losing Cadence, and its sequel, Finding Sophie), both of which have received international attention. It’s interesting to reflect on the twists and turns our lives take, but Dr. Laura is passionate about making a difference, and about the future of our country. She has enjoyed mentoring through the Boss Chicks program over the past 10 months and is inspired by the way this organization continues to make a difference for women.
WOI2018 Finalist | Founder, Momaitas Journey
Sam is a nurse/midwife and teacher with a career spanning 3 decades and 3 continents, working in public, private and charitable sectors. She is recognized as a huge advocate for women as a writer, transformational coach, international speaker, and is what you could call, a connector of hearts. Her work is largely focused upon helping mothers and daughters struggling with their difficult sometimes, toxic, relationships, resolving issues such as self-esteem, confidence, relationships, happiness, chronic disease and body image.