Be The Change Award - Women in Business Committee

On March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day, the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) pledged to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of individuals in the community (Medicine Hat & surrounding area) who lead, inspire, and motivate women and work to break the bias towards advancing gender equity. Each month the MHPS, in partnership with the Medicine Hat Police Association, selects a local individual(s) to highlight with the “Be The Change” award, and celebrate the achievements of these individuals who are catalysts for change in our community.

This month, a dedicated group of Medicine Hat Businesswomen, Women In Business Committee have been chosen as the recipient of the MHPS “Be the Change Award.” The Women In Business committee has a long history in our community of bringing women in business together so that they can network, grow and empower others.

The Medicine Hat Women In Business Committee is a non-profit society that was formed in 2001 when five forward thinking female professionals recognized a need for business training, workshops and speakers that connected women in the community. The founders specifically sought out opportunities for female business professionals to network. While the membership has evolved over time, the goals of the committee have remained the same, with a focus on connecting diverse groups of women and building relationships.

Today, Cori Stodolka chairs the committee and is supported by a dedicated group of 12 volunteers from various backgrounds in businesses and organizations. The diversity of the committee attests to their commitment to continual growth and improvement of women in business in Medicine Hat. Current members represent the construction, health care, fitness, automotive, marketing, photography, and design industries to name a few. There are also entrepreneurs who provide support and encouragement to others wanting to chase their dreams in business.

Over the past 22 years the Women in Business committee has hosted numerous events, seminars, and networking opportunities for women in our community. Today the committee hosts three to four annual events including a Wine and Cheese, the Women In Business Expo, Empowerment Day, and the Inspire Luncheon. Each event offers a unique opportunity to empower, inspire and connect attendees.

Women In Business Committee, thank you for paving the way for businesswomen in our community and creating a space for women to grow, be inspired and connect with others on the same journey. We acknowledge and thank the committee for their long-standing commitment to being the change in our community.

Media Contact:

Rita Sittler

Administrative Services Manager

Medicine Hat Police Service

Ph: 403-529-8416