Veronica Stone wants every woman to feel accepted.

It’s why she became director of Wine, Women & Well-Being in Airdrie more than two years ago. Her mission: to encourage women to get out of the house, make new friends and lift their spirits.

“No matter your age, what you do, who you love or what race you are, everyone is welcome,” says Stone. “I think my goal with this group is to give my whole heart to them. I want to create a community of women that will help carry you through hard times, laugh about it and find joy.”

As director, Stone discovered a passion for supporting local business. She has worked to showcase locals through sponsorships, door prizes, vendor tables and guest speakers at events.

After going through a major life change in 2019, Stone also decided to focus on improving her mental space. She completely redesigned her home and decided to start Happy Space Places to help other women create the same positivity in their homes.

Nominator Lisa Webb, who founded Wine, Women & Well-Being, says over the last few years Stone has created a community for women that has been both a source of joy and belonging.

“She builds community in Airdrie and always does it with a smile and kind heart.”