Thank you to the over 700 guests who joined us on Thursday, April 19th to celebrate outstanding Canadian women leaders at the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Gala. It was an inspiring and empowering evening as we honoured three outstanding women, and one dynamic organization, who are leading the way in their fields. Congratulations to: Lifetime Award Recipient, Maude Barlow; Emerging Award Recipient, Abirami Kirubarajan; Activist Award Recipient, Cheryl Perera and Distinction Award Recipient, Catalyst.

Along with recognizing remarkable women leaders, guests also had the distinct privilege to listen to Emmy Award-winning journalist and former NBC News Network anchor Ann Curry as our keynote speaker. Ms Curry shared her unique view on women’s empowerment, humanitarianism and on learning and understanding the art of compassion.

Brescia congratulates David Kontzie for being the winner of our 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Gala Raffle, generously sponsored by NASH Jewellers. Mr. Kontzie will receive a $3,500 shopping spree from the Forevermark Tribute™ Collection at NASH Jewellers. (Licence #M773063.)

To relive the bold moments of the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards, please visit our photo gallery from the evening. For more photos, please visit Brescia University College’s Flickr Page or Facebook