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Extraordinary York alumnae among Top 25 Women of Influence   

Extraordinary York alumnae among Top 25 Women of Influence   

Three women with affiliations to York have been recognized in the 2024 Top 25 Women of Influence list for their impact and contributions to driving meaningful progress and to the advancement of women in their respective fields.   

The annual awards program features self-identified women and gender-diverse role models representing various sectors, career stages and contributions. This year’s recipients are recognized for their innovation, leadership and pursuit of gender equity and inclusion.   

Among the list of recipients are two York alumnae and one honourary degree recipient.   

Dr. Pamela Farrell (BEd ‘07)  

By combining her expertise in special education with equity, diversity, and inclusion, Dr. Farrell plays a transformative role in guiding and inspiring the next generation of educators in being culturally competent, while ensuring that future educators are prepared to meet the needs of all students. As the founder and executive director of the GROW Community Food Literacy Centre, Canada's first community food literacy center, she has successfully secured funding to provide vulnerable Canadians with access to healthy and culturally relevant foods as well as essential food literacy skills. Her community work also involves addressing health disparities and social determinants of health and promoting health and social equity.   

Lynn Posluns (LLD ‘19)  

Lynn Posluns is the founder, president and CEO of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, the only organization dedicated to protecting the brain health of women, caregivers and families. Through this Initiative, she has raised awareness on women’s cognitive brain health and the inequity in women’s brain aging research, funding and preventative health programs.  

Tina Singh (BA ‘04)   

Tina Singh is an occupational therapist, digital content creator and the founder of Bold Helmets. As a mother and therapist working in the areas of head and brain injuries, Tina understood the importance of helmets but was unable to find any suitable for her children. This led her to create the first safety-certified multi-sport helmet for Sikh children.   

Click here to see the full list of 2024 award winners.