STEM Learning Lab’s own Dr. Gina Cherkowski was honoured this week as the recipient of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ Emerging Innovator award during their 2018 Celebration of Achievement and Entrepreneur Awards. The annual AWE Awards, held on Wednesday, April 25, recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the business community in Alberta.
The Emerging Innovator award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built an innovation-based business and who has achieved early success with strong market potential.
Gina is known internationally as an educational game changer on a mission to ensure all students have access to high quality STEM learning experiences. “Our world today is technology-rich,” said Dr. Cherkowski. “I believe all kids can, and should, be proficient in math and STEM fields so they’re ready to take on the challenges and opportunities in front of them.”
“We believe outstanding women deserve to be celebrated,” shared Marcela Mandeville, CEO, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs. “The recipients of this year’s awards have made impactful contributions to their communities and Alberta’s economy, and we are proud to recognize them as business role models and inspiring members of our community.”
“Small and medium sized businesses are essential to driving our economy forward and the diversity of this year’s finalists showcases what a world class entrepreneurial centre Alberta has become,” said Teresa Clouston, Executive Vice President, ATB Business & Agriculture. “This year’s winners are each helping to grow our province in their own unique way and ATB is proud to support them and other female entrepreneurs in partnership with AWE.”
We would also like to celebrate the three amazing women who were also recognized during the AWE Awards:
Celebration of Achievement Award Recipient: Eveline Charles, CEO, Eveline Charles Hair Salons and Day Spas
AWE Upsurge Award Recipient: Amanda Hamilton, Founder and Creative Director, Amanda Hamilton Design
AWE Emerging Award Recipient: Sylvia Cheverie, Owner, Chartier