2017 Zenith Award Winners

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Kerry L. O'Reilly Wilks, Vale Canada Ltd.

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks is an exceptional legal and business advisor, rising quickly in the predominantly male mining sector since joining Vale in 2008. She is now responsible for corporate, treasury, securities, governance, finance, tax, strategic alliances and marketing. She’s a board member of St. Michael’s Hospital and a passionate advocate for the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) serving the city’s most vulnerable women. Her “Malachy’s Soiree” raised $250,000 in 2015 and $500,000 in 2016 for St. Michael’s. She spearheads a major toy drive for the hospital’s inner-city pediatric clinic every December and hosts parties for inner-city kids. She prepares holiday baskets each year with messages of strength, perseverance and hope for women in NICU over the holidays and mentors NICU moms. In 2015, Kerry received a University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction.