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Introducing the 2022 Star Women in Convenience winners!

Meet 42 inspiring women who rise to any challenge and elevate this industry.
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The 42 women who comprise this year’s Star Women in Convenience fulfill diverse roles across an ever-evolving industry, but have one thing in common–an unparalleled commitment to excellence.

These women rise to any challenge, inspire those around them and create extraordinary value, not only for their companies, but also customers, clients and industry partners. They deserve to be celebrated for their achievements!

In its fifth year, the annual Star Women in Convenience Awards recognize exceptional women–from retailers to distributors, manufacturers, industry associations and consultants–making a difference and demonstrating commitment, innovation and leadership in the convenience industry. 

New this year, to ensure winners include outstanding individuals from the store floor to c-suite, Star Women were chosen in one of three categories: senior-level stars, shining stars and store-level stars. 

These 42 women are remarkable leaders with valuable insights, experiences, advice and accomplishments to share.


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Nancy BourdonDirector of people & culture, JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Marianne CsincsaVice-president, operations, Domo Corporation Ltd.

Sandra KayyaliVice-president marketing and merchandising, Gateway Market Canada Inc.

Suzanne PoirierVice-president, global finance and supply chain optimization, Alimentation Couche-Tard

Ingy SarrafChief financial officer & corporate secretary, Guru Organic Energy 

Shannon WingSenior director strategy & business development, Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy Business



Sylvie BerardelliOperations manager, corporate retail, McDougall Energy

Lynda DesmaraisSupervisor, corporate operations, Groupe F. Dufresne

Elisa di BelloDirector, trade marketing and operations, Imperial Tobacco Canada

Jessica DolphinHuman resources leader, Canada, 7-Eleven Canada

Danielle FrielSenior manager, area retail licensee - Ontario East, Petro-Canada (Suncor Energy)

Janet HillDistrict manager, Free Flow Petroleum

Carmina JimenezCommunications & events manager, Convenience Industry Council of Canada

Carolane JuanédaSenior marketing manager, fuel North America, Alimentation Couche-Tard

Jeanette KernaghanAccount business partner, channel delivery, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.

Lisa KurenoffMarketing manager, in-store experience and promotions, 7-Eleven Canada

Sherry LandryDirector of software operations, Bulloch Technologies

Beverley MawbyNational account executive, Great Canadian Meat Company

Erica MorningstarNational account executive, Coca-Cola Ltd.

Linda MouldMarket manager (Regional manager - Southern Alberta): 7-Eleven Canada Inc.

Jacynthe PoulinManagement consultant, Sobeys

Pauline ProkopshynOperations manager, Kelowna, Wallace & Carey Inc.

Rima RabbaHead of marketing. Rabba Fine Foods

Kelly RandManager, store planning and merchandising support, Parkland Corporation

Ana Luiza RangelSenior brand manager, Conagra Brands

Heather RobertsonNational account manager, Payment Source

Kirsten RossDirector of marketing, MacEwen Petroleum Inc.

Melissa RyanAssociate manager-marketing operations, Canadian Tire Gas+

Amber SaccoField service supervisor, National Energy Equipment Inc.

Mary ShigematsuKey account manager, JTI Macdonald Corp.

Marian StefflerNational account manager, Nestlé Canada Inc.

Julie StinsonRegional operations manager, Ontario West, Parkland Corporation

Kristin VallesCategory manager, Greenergy

Saakshi VohraOperational service manager, team leader, Tanknology, a service by Englobe

Jennifer YiuCustomer & brand marketing manager - lighters, Bic Inc. Canada



Sangeeta BatraOwner/operator, MacEwen Petroleum Inc.

Myriam BellefleurPresident, Unamen Shipu (La Romaine)

Lori Anne BrownManager, Hillside Shop and Save

Debra GeorgeRegional manager: Scholten’s Convenience Store

Karen MartellMarket manager, Eastern Canada, Couche-Tard

Bernita McHaffieOwner/operator, Petro-Pass

Dimple SehgalArea retail licensee, Petro-Canada

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CLICK HERE to read the digital edition of Convenience Store News Canada magazine, which includes full profiles and photos of the 2022 winners.

The print magazine has been mailed and should arrive to you shortly. 

If you are not a subscriber, sign up now for the digital edition and have access right away.

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The 2022 Star Women in Convenience will be celebrated at an in-person industry-wide event at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Tickets are now on sale. 

October 12, 2022. 

Register today!
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