Celebrating this year's Star Women winners is more important than ever before. That is why, for the safety of all, Canadian Grocer has made the decision to re-invent the Star Women in Grocery event in 2020. We will be presenting the Star Women in Grocery awards as a virtual celebration in keeping with the spirit of this special event that recognizes some of the most outstanding talent in our industry. Join us for the celebration to be inspired and honour the 2020 Star Women in Grocery Winners.

Star Women in Grocery Awards Virtual Ceremony

October 29, 2020 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am (EDT)


Stoic Principles for Businesses to Thrive During Uncertainty

Winston Churchill said, “Never waste a good crisis.” During a pandemic that has drastically hobbled so much of the economy, Barb Stegemann shares how to apply the stoic principles used by world leaders to thrive and advance to a higher level during a crisis.

In spite of recent disruptions, Stegemann is leading her organization, The 7 Virtues, to massive sales increases and is preparing for an EU launch. Drawing on her own experience, she shows how this is a moment of untapped business opportunities for anyone ready to capitalize on them.

Presented by:

Barb Stegemann
CEO and Founder
The 7 Virtues | Social Entrepreneur

2020 Star Women Winners Panel

Moderated by Canadian Grocer's Shellee Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief, don't miss this engaging panel discussion with our 2020 winners as they provide insights and share highlights from their careers that have made them a Star Women in Grocery.


Marie-Claude Bacon
Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications

Kerry Tompson
Vice President, Talent & Inclusion

Marie-Eve Royer
Senior Vice President, Transformation
Bimbo Canada

Awards Presentation

Show your support and watch this year's winners receive their awards.

Star Women in Grocery Mentoring Event


Moderated by Shellee Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Grocer

November 16 & 17, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)

Back for its second year, the annual Star Women Mentoring event is your opportunity to benefit from mentoring sessions with some of our industry's top female leaders. 

Star Women in Grocery Leadership Panel

Available on-demand soon!

Don’t miss this engaging session where we catch up with past Star Women in Grocery winners to talk about leadership, career and a changing grocery industry. Panellists are Cara Keating, President, PepsiCo Foods Canada (Star Women winner 2017); Brenda Kirk, Senior Vice-President, Merchandising, Save-On-Foods (Star Women winner 2015); Stacey Kravitz, President, UNFI Canada (Star Women winner 2012).


Cara Keating
PepsiCo Foods Canada

Brenda Kirk
Senior Vice-President, Merchandising

Stacey Kravitz
UNFI Canada

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