This year’s Women of the Year Fundraising Celebration will honour five women.

Girls Inc. says the women chosen exemplify the Girls Inc. mantra: “strong, smart and bold.” The women were nominated by the public earlier this year.

Girls Inc. says the women chosen include:  Ramona Braganza who is a motivational speaker and published author, with a career in health and wellness and uses it to empower survivors of human trafficking. Heather Haynes is a professional artist who uses her work to make an impact around the world. Trish McNamara, who provides opportunities and makes connections as General Manager of KEYS Job Centre. Wendy Merkley is an entrepreneur and is described as a selfless leader and volunteer making a difference in her community. Christine Wilson, who encourages interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through her dedication to the Rideau St. Lawrence Science Fair.

These women will be celebrated on May 30th at the Brockville Convention Centre. They will also be showcasing Girls Inc. programming at the event along with a silent auction.

Tickets are $40, and can be reserved by calling Girls Inc. at 613-345-3295 or emailing admin@uppercanada.girls-inc.org.