WOI Committees Selection Committee

Meet our dedicated Women of Inspiration™ Committee Members. Our Selection Committee and Nominee Ambassadors are volunteer business leaders, advisors, and past Women of Inspiration™ awards winners who want to move the needle to celebrate women who are inspiring others through their actions and leadership! These extraordinary individuals are passionate about empowering women to have a voice, raise their profiles and pave the path for others to follow!

Nominate a woman for a Women of Inspiration™ Award 365 days. Nominations open to recognizing women in 25 diverse categories across Canada including SupportHER™, men who champion for women.

Donna Dahl, B.Ed., M.Ed.

Selection Committee, Chair | 2016 Women of Inspiration Award - Lifetime Achievement | Empowerment Coach, Author, Speaker

Donna Dahl, Empowerment Coach and Author, was awarded Woman of Inspiration for Lifetime Achievement in 2016. She currently serves as the Woman of Inspiration Awards Selection Committee Co-Chair and is honoured to do so. She is considered a thought leader and a coach’s coach by her clients. While most of her work is behind the scenes coaching writers to become authors and leaders to inspire others to lead, her passion drives her voice to make a difference through speaking engagements and writing. Donna’s next book is in the works. In her mind, her lifetime work is still in progress. Donna reports, “When I accepted the award, that was my invitation to accept the challenge to continue my work but with more conviction than ever before.” In her book, Lessons I Learned from the Tortoise, she wrote, “Challengers inspire us to take giant steps long before we might ever become giants.” Recognition from one’s peers matters.

Armineah Keshishian

Founder and CEO, Wealth & Wellness Global | 2019 Women of Inspiration | UWN National Ambassador

Armineh is the founder and CEO of Wealth & Wellness Global – A coaching company that encourages living abundantly with Core Values of Empower, Enlighten and Build. “Together we build a hopeful community” she says.
Armineh the award winning Author and #1best seller of Joyous Wealth – 56 Secrets to Riches and Wellness is a speaker on international stages. Armineh has been featured in a variety of media such as The Powerful, and Woman Entrepreneur. She is the recipient of the “Top Female Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Most Influential Female Entrepreneur 2021”, and “Women of Inspiration” awards.
Furthermore Armineh is the President and Artistic Director of Evolution Dance Theatre which has created and produced a number of multidisciplinary dance theatre productions. She says “I strive to create cultural fusion through art. I am inspired by concepts of women’s empowerment, diversity, multiculturalism and breaking down archetypal traditions. My aim is to bring people and cultures together by focusing on our commonalities vs. our differences.” Her Broadway style Middle Eastern show Follow Your Heart got the attention of Canada’s Prime Minister and many producers.
Armineh has contributed to 100 Women of Inspiration Book and is a National Ambassador for the Universal Womens Network.

Lindsay Harle

Brand Strategist, The Write Harle | 2019 Woman of Inspiration™ Influencer Award

Lindsay Harle-Kadatz is the owner of The Write Harle, helping small businesses refine their voice and brand message through content. Passionate about messaging, Lindsay looks to create engaging and action-focused content strategies, aligning a company’s marketing mediums with one core message. She is the author of Depression Constipation: How Pooping Saved My Sanity…and Other Stories, a real-life tale of understanding depression in terms of constipation, humour, and mental prune juice. With everything, Lindsay continues to make puns while looking for the funny in the mundane. When not indulging her love of the big red editing pen, Lindsay spends time with her two “under the desk employee” pups Coco and Chase, and just enjoying life in general (AKA: eating, drinking wine, and making real, genuine connections with people).

Sarah Hawco

Co-Founding Partner, Hawco Peters and Associates Inc. | 2019 Woman of Inspiration™ Nest Award | Universal Women-Led™

Sarah has an extraordinary wealth of legal and financial expertise that brings a 360-degree perspective to both dispute resolution and financial distress and restructuring. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a Qualified Arbitrator. Prior to founding her own firm, Hawco Peters and Associates, Sarah spent 13 years practising insolvency and turnaround management at national and international firms. She provides a wide range of consulting and business coaching, specializing in debt refinancing, due diligence, business reviews and viability assessments, restructuring, succession planning, and alternative dispute resolution. As an expert in her field, Sarah has published numerous papers, lectured at the University of Calgary Law School, and has presented across the country as a keynote speaker. Outside of her professional commitments, Sarah volunteers her time to teaching financial literacy at various schools and shelters, as well as sitting on a number of non-profit boards. Finally, and perhaps the most fun she has, Sarah is a High Fitness aerobics instructor trying to spread the joy of movement and community.