March 8 is International Women's Day — a day to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.
Today we would like to recognize the achievements of the President of Blues & Roots Radio, Anne Connor.
She sits in the shadows much of the time dealing with the day to day running of the business, but the core team know and appreciate the hard work that she has put in over the last five years to grow Blues & Roots Radio from a small local online radio station to an award winning internationally recognized media platform.
Raised in the Beaches area of Toronto to a Scottish mother and American father, she left school to work in law firms for over fifteen years, a move to the online world ensued being part of the revolutionary start up dot com industry, including working for one of the big Telco's as an office manager.
Through her support, tenacity and perseverance, Blues & Roots Radio has blossomed into the go to global platform for discovering new and established independent artists from around the world.
Recipient of the Star of Mississauga Award 2014 and again in 2017 for business excellence, presented by the office of Charles Sousa MPP on behalf of the legislature of Ontario, in recognition of her work on behalf of artists, Anne continues to work tirelessly on behalf of them locally, provincially and internationally.
She put many years into volunteering at local festivals and events as a way of giving back to the community and was recognized with an award for her services by the Port Credit Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival for her efforts as a member of the backstage hospitality crew for almost ten years.
She seems to know all the right people
and is loved by all around the world ....
On behalf of the global team at Blues & Roots Radio, and from co founders Neil Mitchell and myself, we say a huge thank you to Anne for all she does, and we take the time today to recognize her work.