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Unsung Women’s Heroes Sought for Recognition

General Angela Calla 8 Aug

The Women’s Collaborative Hub (WCH) is looking for unsung women heroes to honour and celebrate.

Nominations are open for the third annual WCH Women Influencer Awards, put on by the group that encompasses Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. This year’s event will be held Nov. 17 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam.

The awards recognize women who make a positive difference to those around them and whose influence benefits the community.

In 2018, WCH received 110 nominations that were considered by 32 community judges in a two-stage independent process.

“We found, supported by independent, global research, that women have a tendency to avoid promoting themselves and their accomplishments,” said Hub co-founder Sandra Horton in a press release. “We saw an opportunity, through the Women Influencers Awards, for the community to acknowledge their accomplishments for them in order to inspire confidence and self-esteem. These women do so much for our communities, and they deserve to be recognized.”

The categories for nomination are for beyond the call of duty, sustainability champion, inspirational Wonder Woman, exceptional educator, emerging influencer, extraordinary leader, community steward, Indigenous leader, and new immigrant influencer. Nominations can be made online at The deadline is noon on Oct. 4.

The event’s MC will be mortgage specialist Angela Calla with Lotte Davis, founder of One Girl Can, as the keynote speaker.

Angela Calla is a 15 year award-winning woman of influence mortgage expert. Alongside her team, passionately assisting mortgage holders get the best mortgage, and educating them on The Mortgage Show on CKNW for over a decade and through her best-selling book The Mortgage Code available on Amazon. To purchase the book click here: The Mortgage Code. Proceeds from a sales will help build a new emergency room at Eagle Ridge Hospital. Angela can be reached at or 604-802-3983.