For the second year, the WWC Committee hosted the Nominee Program. This program was designed to allow our community to nominate amazing women business owners, who have gone above and beyond.
Winners were chosen by a small selection committee within the WWC Committee on October 28th.
PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING OUR 2023 WWC NOMINEE PROGRAM WINNERS
Sharecuterie is a locally-sourced, artisanal charcuterie catering & delivery service located in Winnipeg. Founded in 2020 by Cassandra Carreiro, a psychiatric nurse turned food artist. Sharecuterie is proudly indigenous & woman owned. Cassandra started Sharecuterie because she wanted to showcase her passion for supporting local & for how food can bring people together.
Sharecuterie uses board items that are either locally sourced or purchased from other small local businesses in Winnipeg & Manitoba. When you support Sharecuterie you are not just supporting one small local business, you are supporting multiple. Sharecuterie is also allergy & dietary restriction friendly.
Big Mama House of Pain
Coach Michelle Braithwaite, (aka: Big Mama) is the owner and founder of Big Mama’s House of Pain (BMHOP). With over five years experience in the fitness industry, Michelle has done it all. Michelle is a proud mother of two amazing children and has been an athlete her entire life. She started playing sports at the age of nine, and continues to involve herself in the community through volunteering, organizing charity events and playing slow pitch.
On January 2, 2015, Michelle had her first Grand Mal Seizure. Two weeks later, she experienced another Grand Mal Seizure and that left her with brain damage. She gained 110lbs during this time. She was told by her doctor that her kidneys and liver were failing and that if she didn’t make an immediate health change that she would die. This is why, on May 15, 2016, she joined a HIIT workout program and ended up losing 141lbs in five years. After working out continuously, she went from being a gym member, to working the front desk, to a full-time Coach and Sales Manager. It was here that Michelle’s love for fitness truly came to be. When Michelle was a gym manager, her location won the Community Votes Winnipeg Award for the 2021 Gold Gym Winner, during the height of the COVID pandemic. Unfortunately, a year after that, the pandemic made it hard to scale sales and with a heavy heart the gym was forced to shut the doors, leaving her and her community at a loss. This is when Michelle decided to take matters into her own hands and open up her own business, BMHOP.
Practice makes progression. Progression makes perfection