Although the 23 women being honoured this year as Star Women come from diverse backgrounds and work in different roles and sectors across the country, they share a singular commitment: to customers, to colleagues and to community.
Doing a good job requires looking closely at the bottom line and identifying ways to improve efficiency and profitability. For the 2020 Star Women, doing a good job is simply not good enough. It’s about excellence—and that requires focusing on customer needs, innovating and building winning teams. Indeed, for several of the honorees, their ultimate career achievement is not about themselves at all: It’s about mentoring the next generation of Star Women.
Another aspect common to all 2020 honorees is they thrive on helping to address the challenges of a sector that is constantly adapting to change and stepping up to help out. Quite simply, they love what they do.
CSNC launched Star Women in Convenience in 2018 and the award continues to gain momentum and prestige. We received a record-number of nominations from across the country: Thank you to all who submitted nominations! This year, we have 23 winners, up from 17 in 2019 and 11 in 2018.
National key account manager: PepsiCo Canada
Vice-president and general manager of Now Prepay: Payment Source
Vice-president, operations, Western Canada Division: Circle K
Owner-operator: Gales Gas Bars Ltd.
Category portfolio manager convenience retail: Suncor Energy/Petro-Canada
Owner and CEO: Kay’s Wholesale Ltd.
Industry volunteer: Retired – JTI-Macdonald Corp.
President and CEO: Gateway Newstands
Site operator: Petro-Canada
Head of marketing and merchandising, Canada: Alimentation Couche-Tard
Corporate account manager: Core-Mark International
Manager, government & corporate affairs: National Smokeless Tobacco Company
Shopper marketing manager: Mondelēz Canada
Director member relations, administration & events: Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA)
District manager: Little Short Stop Stores
Director of marketing and strategy: BG Fuels
Director of sales – impulse and alternative channels: Kind Healthy Snacks
Retail sales manager: Pratts Wholesale
Director, Eastern Canada, retail: InComm
Marketing and communications lead, Canada: 7-Eleven Canada Inc.
Manager, non-fuels products and services: Husky Energy
National category manager: Parkland Corporation
Category portfolio manager: Suncor Energy/Petro-Canada
Congratulations to all the winners!
visit the Star Women in Convenience website
Check out the July/August issue of Convenience Store News Canada