Star Women Winners 2022

Meet Canadian Grocer's 2022 Star Women in Grocery winners

A chief marketing officer, a sustainability pro, and a store manager with more than 30 years under her belt—these are just a few of the 49 winners of our 2022 Star Women in Grocery Awards. Canadian Grocer launched the Star Women in Grocery Awards back in 2012 to celebrate the remarkable women shaping Canada’s grocery industry. Nominated by their colleagues and selected by Canadian Grocer's editorial team, this year’s winners are women who demonstrate leadership, get results and have a passion for what they do. To learn more about this year's winner's click on the links below:

Lucy Antonacci

Senior Category Manager, Deli and Prepared Foods, Longo’s


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Marie-Josée Bernard

Store Owner
Metro Plus Lachine/Metro
Learn about Marie

Eli Browne

Director, Corporate Sustainability
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Victoria Archbold

Floral Development Specialist


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Tracie Bick

Canada Team Lead, Net Revenue Management, Unilever Canada
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Livia Chan

Regional Manager, Pharmacy Operations, Save-On-Foods
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Jessica Armstrong

VP, eCommerce
Maple Leaf Foods


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Bonnie Birollo

SVP, Retail Operations
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Marcy Crouse

Customer VP, Sobeys
Kraft Heinz Canada
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Chirine Ben Amor-Amsterdam

Director Corporate Strategy & Process, Lactalis Canada
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Chantal Decarie

Store Manager
Metro Ontario, Chapman Mills, Ottawa
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Myra Dwyer

Store manager
Sobeys Mount Pearl, Nfld.


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Louisa Furtado

VP Human Resources Ontario and Health & Safety, Metro
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Sung Jo

Store Manager, Mission Safeway, Calgary, Sobeys
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Sabrina Eels

VP Finance


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Stephanie Goyette

Head of Marketing & Strategy – Taste Elevation, Kraft Heinz
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Nicole Koveos

Store Manager, Save-On-Foods Lynn Valley, North Vancouver
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Alex Fitzgerald

Marketing Manager,


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Susan Irving

Chief Marketing Officer
Kruger Products
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Manon Lavallée

Zone Sales Director
PepsiCo Foods Canada
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Ariane Friesen

Associate Marketing Director, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing,
The Clorox Company of Canada
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Donna Jantzi

Account Manager
McCormick Canada
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Marleen Lavoie

Principal Director, Financial Services & Corporate Projects, Metro
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Marie-Eve Lemieux-Roy

National Business Development Manager, Danone Canada


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Naomi McLeod

Store Manager, Save-On-Foods Pemberton Plaza, North Vancouver
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Nicole Murray

Director of Marketing and Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Lead
Smucker Foods of Canada Corp
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Eileen Mac Donald

CEO & President
GS1 Canada


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Anna Miarczynski-McDonald

Director, Category Sales Development, Maple Leaf Foods
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Nastran Najafi-Fard

Sr. Director, Contact Experience Centre, Loblaw Technology/Loblaw


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Mariline Mailhot

Director of Marketing, Innovation and Product Development—Ice Cream, Agropur Cooperative
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Christine Moore

VP Innovation & Supply Chain
M&M Food Market
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Lisa Nanakdewa

Business Unit Director, Snacks
General Mills Canada


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Alison Mcfarlane

Private Label Product Manager
Farm Boy


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Shilpa Mukhi

VP, Sales
P&G Canada
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Leslie Nicholson

SVP, Supply Chain Operations &
Digital Business Transformation
Nestlé Canada
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Elise Nicholson

Director, Market Development
Conagra Brands
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Janet Rickford

VP Retail and Merchandising Data Products and Services,
Loblaw Technology/Loblaw
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Abra Snider

Chief Curation & Production Officer
Fresh City
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Jacquelin Weatherbee

VP Communications &
Corporate Affairs, Sobeys
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Adrienne Pagot-Gerault

GM, Yogurt and Cultured Division, Lactalis Canada
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Sylvia Sicuso

Director of Corporate Affairs
Bimbo Canada


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Michèle Théberge

VP, Global Quality
Agropur Cooperative
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Barb Peters

Director of Sales
UNFI Canada
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Joumana Sida

Director of Forecasting & Replenishment
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Debbie Unick

Director, Centre Store Food, Federated Co-operatives Limited
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Rima Rabba

Head of Marketing
Rabba Fine Foods
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Jacinda Simpson

Category Manager, Natural Grocery
CJR Wholesale Grocers


Learn about Jacinda

Susan Walters

Operations Director, Food
Calgary Co-op
Learn about Susan
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