This award is Conestoga’s highest recognition of outstanding graduates who have achieved substantial career success, made a significant contribution to society or their community and have achieved professional recognition. It has been awarded each year since 1997.
“I am extremely proud to be among such an accomplished group of professionals, each contributing in their own way to making a difference in society and to people’s lives,” Wright said. “This is a testament to the practical nature of the programs that the college offers and how we are able to apply the learning to transform the lives that we touch.”
Wright graduated from the Career Development Practitioner program in 2004, and launched her company, The Wright Career Solution, shortly after that. She offers career coaching and job search services to individuals struggling to find a career path. As a Certified Career Management Coach, immigrant and author of No Canadian Experience, Eh?, she uses her background, experience and positive “can-do” attitude to encourage and inspire others to persevere no matter how difficult their career or job situation may seem.
Wright was also a recent 2011 nominee for the Zonta Women of Achievement Award hosted by the Brampton-Caledon Chapter of Zonta International. For two years, she was the Career Advisor on The Link, a CBC Radio Canada International program. And in 2007 and 2009, she was awarded the Outstanding Canadian Career Leader by Career Professionals of Canada.
The Wright Career Solution is a full-service career coaching firm providing job search strategies to individuals who are ready to move their careers forward.