Business and Professional Women High Heels in High Places Award Recipients


Pickering, ON, January 26, 2013 — The Business and Professional Women of Durham (BPW Durham), the local chapter of The Business and Professional Women of Canada (BPW Canada), is pleased to announce their Recipients for the High Heels in High Places Awards. In celebration of BPW Durham’s 25th Anniversary, we celebrated by recognizing women, well-known and up-and-coming, who are making a difference in Durham Region, at our gala luncheon. MC’d by Carolyn Ellis of KX96FM, our luncheon was held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Abilities Centre, 55 Gordon Street in Whitby, ON.

Our Honourees were chosen by a selection committee made up of BPW members from across Ontario.
Business/Corporate Honourees:
Betty Penny – Penny and Associates and Heather MacMIllan – Durham Workforce Authority

Community Activism Honourees:
Yvette Nechvatal-Drew – Girls Inc. and Eva Reti – Durham Regional Police Services

Political Honourees:
Nancy Diamond – Oshawa Regional Councillor, Amy England – Oshawa Regional Councillor and Jennifer O’Connell – Pickering Regional Councillor

BPW Durham Founding Member Honourees:
Carol Sharpe, Joyce Marshall, and Joan Anne Evelyn

The Business and Professional Women of Durham would like to congratulate all our nominees for their achievements in their fields. For more information and to see photos of our event, please go to

The Business and Professional Women of Durham advocates for women’s issues and improving the status of women in business, the professions and in industry. We do this by creating connections, offering forums for discussion and debate of current issues of concern, as well as providing methods of positive change through our community, our provincial, national, and international BPW Chapters. BPW Durham offers members the opportunity to develop leadership skills, and relationships, both personal and professional.

For more information contact:
Renée Munro, Club Promotions Chair
(905) 839-4478