Findlay cops IWAA media honour

Sophia FindlaySophia Findlay has been given the International Women Achievers Award (IWAA) Media Award.
The Jamaica-born Findlay is a veteran journalist and advertising executive both in Jamaica and Canada and a mother and community builder.
Findlay is looking forward to having numerous family and friends join her at the IWAA gala on March 5 at the Jamaican Canadian Centre where the award will be officially presented.
“Wow. Thanks IWAA. I am honoured and so touched,” Findlay said.
Ambrozine Morgan-Snowden said, “Hey! Congrats to my beautiful younger sister. I am so proud of your achievements … they are plenty indeed. One of the best writers I know. Here’s to recognizing you. I love you.”
The awards promote global awareness of positive body language for women and girls in the categories of Woman of Courage, Volunteer, Diversity, Youth Leadership, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneur, Woman of Distinction, Academia, Humanitarian, Media, Entertainment and Supportive Partner.
As well, Princess Boucher, community worker and event planner, will be at the gala after a serious illness.
Boucher, a single mother of seven who migrated from Manchester, Jamaica at age10, told The Camera “In just my third appearance since my surgery, I was happy to be the recipient of the Women of Honour award by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA).”
While she acknowledges that some of the news coming out of Jamaica is about doom and gloom, Boucher contends that the majority of Jamaicans are excelling in various fields.
“I feel honoured and blessed to be considered for this recognition,” said Boucher who was rushed by ambulance to hospital where emergency surgery was performed to remove a cancerous right kidney tumor. Doctors later revealed she could have died if the operation was delayed.
The IWAA gala coincides with the International Women’s Month of March.
It celebrates and honours the accomplishments of women in world-wide community development – women who have excelled in different spheres of life: attitudes, initiatives, willpower, and perspective. They are prominent women who have who have distinguished themselves and who displayed a strong mettle and capability to perform well in any field of endeavour.