While Sharon Williston never met Stephanie Cormier Chaisson, she felt honoured on Friday to receive the award named in her memory.
“I’ve heard what a great person Stephanie was and about all the volunteer work she did in the community, so to receive ‘her’ award is truly an honour,” she said on Friday after being presented the leadership award at an International Women’s Day event.
In presenting the award, Brenda Dennis, a member of the board of directors of the Bay St. George Status of Women Council, said Williston is a true leader who understands the concepts of leadership.
“She describes leaders as someone who believes in possibilities and solutions, works with others to find solution to overcome obstacles and puts these solutions into action,” Dennis said of Williston.
She said Williston believes leaders don’t just attend meetings but take actions that bring opportunities for growth and development, not only of their communities but also of themselves.
Sharon Williston involvements:
Volunteer with Bay St. George Status of Women Council
Stephenville Winter Carnival Committee
Stephenville Lions Club board of directors
Melgignat Mi’kmaq Women’s Group vice-president
Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network vice-president
Student council class representative at College of North Atlantic
Source: Bay St. George Status of Women Council