Who We Are
One day a women had an idea about how important it was to continue to honour women who do extraordinary things. The women who set the tone of the community, who bring dedication and leadership and shape the future. This woman told one more woman, who shared her passion about how important this was. These two women gathered more women around them and suddenly there was a team of women all aligned and focused on getting this done. “Voila” - this group evolved to Women 4 Women – aka W4W.
Since that idea sparked in the first woman, this group W4W has created an event built upon the foundations of the “Women of Today Awards”. W4W have revitalized this work and are proud to host the Southeast Saskatchewan Women of Distinction Awards.
It was in fact a women who said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world, Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Here they are, the founders of W4W:
Becky Cassidy resides in Estevan, Saskatchewan. In her professional life, she is the Strategic Partnerships Lead for Women Building Futures, a non profit organization that helps women who are un and underemployed gain training and employment in trades that are traditionally unrepresented by Women. Becky and her husband Keith also own a local industrial business called “Steam-Est Industries.”
Awards Banquet, Entertainment & Program Chair
Mary Anne Veroba makes her home in Lampman, a small rural town in Saskatchewan. Currently retired from her profession of Nursing, for over 33 years Mary Anne drove to her place of employment, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Estevan where for the majority of her career she worked as the Director of Patient/Resident Care Services.
Guest Experience Chair
Tara Daoust resides on an acreage West of Estevan, off of Highway 18. Tara has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years with 23 of them being in our community. She has taken care of many amazing people from Estevan and surrounding area. You may have seen her smiling face working anywhere from the Medical Ward, ICU, Emergency Department or while providing Chemotherapy.
Tania Hlohovsky Andrist
Nominations & Awards Chair
Tania is “new” to Estevan, recently counting 20 years in the community. Prior to moving to Estevan, Tania had a successful career in journalism, reporting for TV outlets in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Her work has also been published in Chatelaine, Wired magazine, and various Canadian newspapers, including the Estevan Mercury.
Nominee Announcement Celebration Chair
Brittany Zahn resides in Estevan, Saskatchewan. In her professional life, she is the Liquor Manger for Southern Plains Co-op- managing locations in Estevan, Oxbow and Carlyle.
Brittany is a 14UW coach for the Estevan Extreme Volleyball Club, and the Estevan Bears U18 AAA Billet Coordinator.
Guest Experience Chair
Lori Gervais is the Executive Director at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and lives on an acreage north of Estevan, Saskatchewan. ori, her husband Tim and their 4 children, take great pride in their acreage and spend countless hours maintaining and decorating it with Tim’s creative “yard art”
Breanne Van De Woestyne
Public Relations Chair
Breanne Van De Woestyne resides in her hometown of Estevan, Saskatchewan. In her professional career, she is the co-owner of a digital marketing agency - Impact Creative SK. She started up Impact over two years ago with her sister, Kaitlyn and helps clients throughout Saskatchewan tell the stories of their businesses or organizations.
Michelle Erdman was born and raise in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Estevan in 2013 where she met her husband Evan. Michelle graduated from the University of Regina in 2013 and obtained her Charted Professional Accounting designation in 2017.