Marlene Morrison Nicholls accepting her Enterprising Women of the Year Award, and Marlene Morrison Nicholls pictured with other award banquet attendees.

Spotlight On: Marlene Morrison Nicholls’ Enterprising Women of the Year Award

From International Women’s Day to equal pay day (plus Women’s History Month south of the border), March is a big month for women’s triumphs and challenges. So we want to take a moment to revisit a very big achievement for one of our own. Late last year, Marlene Morrison Nicholls was honoured with an Enterprising Women of the Year Award, a once-in-a-lifetime recognition that celebrates the world’s top women entrepreneurs.

In addition to owning a fast-growing business, winners of this prestigious international award must be leaders in their communities and be involved in mentoring or actively supporting other women or girls involved in entrepreneurship. It’s easy to understand why Marlene was honoured.

Marlene has spent her career challenging the status quo and lifting up women in business, all while growing Stewart Morrison Insurance to five thriving locations. She pushed for pay equity long before others and she has mentored and supported women here at Stewart Morrison Insurance for many years.

Not one to settle for change in her own business, she has also been a fierce advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the community and business organizations, and she’s been involved in local entrepreneurship programs for women.

As a 2021 honouree, Marlene was invited to attend the conference and awards celebrations in Florida, and she had the pleasure of networking and participating in workshops with an inspiring group of accomplished women entrepreneurs.

We are so proud that she has received the recognition she richly deserves.