Regional District of North Okanagan’s vice-chair has been recognized as one of B.C.’s leading businesswomen.
Amanda Shatzko has been named one of BC Business magazine’s 2023 Women of the Year. The fourth annual awards honour nine winners and runners-up who are “redefining what it means to lead the province forward,” according to the magazine.
The magazine used a jury of four prominent women leaders to select this year’s honourees.
Shatzko was born and raised in the Okanagan. She was selected as the winner in the “Change Maker” category due to her impact and ability to drive positive change in B.C.
“I often try to ask the question: OK, so the decision for this policy was made 20 years ago. It might have been the right decision then, but is it still applicable now?” Shatzko said in a press release.
Shatzko is an artists who is also president of Impact Toolbox, which provides training, collaboration, opportunities and idea incubation programs to social change leaders, and a board trustee for Okanagan Regional Library, BC Municipal Finance Authority and North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District.
BC Business magazine’s Nathan Caddell said Shatzko has one of the most diverse resumes in the province.
“It comes down to my curiosity and what it looks like to take something from one industry and blend it into another,” Shatzko said. “Sometimes really successful innovations can come out of that.”
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