The Surrey Board of Trade announced its 2017 Women in Business Award winners at a private luncheon on Tuesday, March 9. Among the winners was Noel Asmar who was recognized in the entrepreneur category for her work in the community and dedication towards global growth. Asmar is known for creating unique uniforms for the wellness and hospitality industries.
The awards recognized female leadership within the city of Surrey, Canada. Asmar was recognized for giving guidance and support to her staff, as well as developing her endeavors into international successes. Out of hundreds of businesswomen in Surrey, Asmar was one of 15 finalists recognized across five different categories.
During her acceptance, Asmar thanked her family for allowing her to embrace her entrepreneurial spirit and who have supported her throughout her journey. She acknowledged the power of community and stated her pride of being a Canadian female entrepreneur, and talked about how she hopes to keep elevating the industry and raise the bar both domestically and internationally.
Asmar began her entrepreneurial endeavors nearly 15 years ago, when she launched the website SpaUniforms.com in 2002. Since beginning in the industry she has achieved numerous accomplishments, including sitting on the board of directors for the International ISPA Association to being selected to uniform the Canadian Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. She has been featured in Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, and now is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs.