Stephanie is widely recognized for her contributions to inspiring and empowering girls and women by helping to break down barriers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
In 2018, she was the recipient of the Science & Technology Award from the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce at the Women in Business Awards. She was then a finalist for the same award in 2020.
In 2020, 2021, and 2022 Stephanie won the prestigious award of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive Network (WXN), a member-based organization. She received awards in the CP Skilled Trades category for creating learning opportunities for women and inspiring women to choose STEM careers.
WXN is North America’s#1 and the only organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages. WXN delivers this advancement through training, events, mentoring, networking, and award and recognition programs for members and partners. WXN operates in Canada and the U.S
As part of National Engineering Week, the Niagara Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) recognizes the contribution of an individual to engineering and the community.
The individual must have given outstanding service to their community in a professional as well as personal capacity, representing the interface between engineering and the public. They must have enhanced the image of engineering in the Niagara Region.
Recognized at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday March 3rd, 2023, in front of 500 professional engineering peers from around the region – Stephanie Thompson is the first woman to win this prestigious award.