Celebration Event

The Global News Woman of Vision program, hosted by Lesley MacDonald, has shared the inspirational stories of more than 288 extraordinary women in and around Edmonton since 1995.

The 24th Annual Global News Woman of Vision Celebration Event was held on Thursday, April 4th. 

The event is the highlight of the Woman of Vision program, as it pays tribute to the inspirational women featured on Global News over the previous year.  Bursaries and scholarships are also awarded to aspiring young women students to help them realize their vision.  This emotional, spirit-lifting event is enhanced by the sharing of inspiration from the Women of Vision themselves.

“We have Kleenex on every table because we laugh, we cry, we share.” – Lesley MacDonald, founder/producer/host

Haitian-born poet, Medgine Mathurin, beautifully captured the essence of our Global News Woman of Vision Celebration Evening in the above video in a spoken word tribute inspired by this year’s honourees.

About Woman of Vision

The Global News Woman of Vision program celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Edmonton area women.  These are stories that inspire and are written and produced by Lesley MacDonald.  This popular program includes 12 Woman of Vision stories each year.  They air the second Sunday of each month on Global News Hour at 6 and the following day on Global News Morning.  Each recipient is also featured in Lesley’s Avenue Edmonton Magazine blog “Heroes and Visionaries” as well as in a special Global News Woman of Vision insert in Avenue Magazine April issue. In addition, these stories are featured in a one-hour Global Television special that airs every May.  An annual awards event pays tribute to the 12 recipients featured on Global Television during the last year. Bursaries and scholarships are also awarded to help young women realize their vision.