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The Power of Women

Four Mohawk Women Nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction

Congratulations to Mohawk's YWCA Women of Distinction nominees: Louisa Drost, Leah Hogan, Natalie Fisher and Gabriela Covaci. The four nominees will be attending the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Gala this Thursday, March 7. The annual awards recognize the achievements of women trailblazers in the community. 

Leah is the Manager of Indigenous Education at Mohawk. She is nominated in the Education and Mentorship category. Leah has been supporting Indigenous Learners at Mohawk for more than 13 years. She is committed to ensuring that Indigenous students have access to culturally responsive and traditionally based services that contribute to learner success.

Louisa is Mohawk's Director of Student Wellness Initiatives. She is nominated in the Health category. Louisa's commitment to promoting mental health and wellness, together with the initiatives she has led have had an enormous impact on students and colleagues at Mohawk College, and in her community. Louisa is a mental wellness champion and has done a lot to change the conversation from mental illlness to mental wellness at the college. She also founded Strides2Wellness, an organization committed to helping individuals find wellness through movement. 

Gabriela is an Employment Consultant at Mohawk. She is nominated in the Community Leadership category. Gabriela founded Rocateach, a non-profit group that provides a range of programs and events for children born in Canada but raised in multicultural families. She is passionate about helping women and children discover their potential and lead them toward making informed decisions about their educational and career pathways. Gabriela is also a mentor and role model to newcomers, inspring them to get involved and use their creativity to lead the next generation.

Natalie is the Assistant Manager of Student Services at the Mohawk Students' Association. She is nominated in the Young Women of Distinction category. Natalie is a passionate volunteer, coach, trainer and mentor. From helping new students navigate college life to assisting students in accessing the food bank, her selfless character allows her to thrive at her job day in and day out.

Click here to learn more about this year's nominees.

Click here for more information on the YWCA Women of Distinction.