Marlene Morrison Nicholls of Stewart Morrison Insurance has won an Enterprising Women of the Year Award. A media release calls it “an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs.”
The awards, sponsored by Enterprising Women magazine, are considered “one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners in the U.S. and globally.”
To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship and stand out as leaders in their communities.
“It is nice to be recognized as someone who has shown leadership, resilience and longevity in the business community,” said Morrison Nicholls, a 45-year veteran of the industry. She noted insurance was once a male-dominated industry and says as the only Canadian woman in a group of very strong women from the U.S. and around the world, “it was a very special nomination and award to achieve.”
Morrison Nicholls says she has spent most of her life building a business that welcomes diversity and inclusivity, and providing women with stable, full-time careers with equal pay and benefits. “I hope I have been part of an encouraging, positive voice for women in business.”