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Women Empowerment Awards Nominations

Women Empowerment Awards Nominations

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Do you know an amazing entrepreneur or are YOU one? The Women Empowerment Awards has been created to recognize and celebrate the diverse achievements of women in Canadian business, leadership, community service, and lifetime achievement.  It is designed to empower women as key change makers in our community and help support female entrepreneurs with their business and help them advance in their careers.  

Nominations for the 2023 Women Empowerment Awards are now open and will close on June 1, 2023. If you or someone you know would like to nominate an accomplished woman in one our listed categories, then please complete the nomination form below. 


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Businesswoman of the Year Award

The world of business is full of talented, innovative leaders and entrepreneurs who run successful ventures. This award recognizes an individual who has shown dedication in achieving phenomenal success in business and continues to drive her business forward while fostering and encouraging female entrepreneurship.


Leadership Award

Leaders create leaders.  This award recognizes an individual who is seen as an instrumental and influential leader in business or their community, demonstrating how their personal leadership has led to business growth and development, or how they have impacted the quality of life in their community.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusivity Award

Celebrating the diversity of ethnicities in the workplace, supporting colleagues with physical or mental health challenges, and for inclusion of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community, this award recognizes an individual with a continuous and long-term commitment to Diversity, Equality & Inclusion (DE&I) within the workplace and community.

Rogers Communications Entrepreneur of the Year Grant Award

Exemplifying the ideals of entrepreneurship by running a successful start-up or being the driving force of a successful business (1-3 years).  This award includes a $10,000 grant and recognizes an individual with a strong focus on vision, passion and strategic direction.

Mentorship Award

Inspiring and providing guidance to others, this award recognizes mentors that go above and beyond, empowering other women to accomplish their goals and fostering the next generation of leaders.

Innovator Award

Impacting the way they do business, working with others in product and service development, this award recognizes an individual who demonstrates significant innovations within the scope of business, which includes sustainability, quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness or creativity.

Global Impact Award

Impacting and inspiring women beyond our Canadian boundaries, this award recognizes the leadership, contributions and actions taken to reach and impact women globally, making a difference within communities in developing nations. 

Mantella Corporation Entrepreneur BIPOC Grant Award

This award recognizes successful BIPOC business leaders who have overcome greater challenges, breaking through roadblocks to gain credibility and establish themselves in their industry.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition to an individual who has made a significant impact on a large number of individuals or organizations during a distinguished career.  Documented achievement must have taken place over a minimum of 10 years through individually designed or implemented high-impact programs or projects, the development of influential initiatives, publications, community or business mentorships.

Rising Star Award

With recognizing young individuals whose examples serve to inspire our next generation through entrepreneurship, advocacy, community involvement or global change, this award is presented to an individual who is seen to be an inspiration to our younger generation.  (This Award is only open to those aged between 14–24 years.)

Please fill in the nomination form of the woman you wish to nominate for one of our awards.  Please note that the candidate must be a Canadian resident and meet each award criteria.  All nominations will be carefully considered.




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2024 Winners will be Announced at the
Women Empowerment Awards
on September 13th, 2024

Terms & Conditions

  • The closing date for nominations is May 31, 2024.

  • Nominees must live or work in Canada to be eligible for any award.

  • Previous finalists cannot be nominated again for a period of one year.

  • The Panelists’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • WOEA reserves the right to check the information contained in the nomination form.

  • WOEA reserves the right to re-categorize nominations if appropriate.

  • The winner of each category is required to attend the awards, as mandated by the organization.

  • Each selected finalist will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the Awards.

  • The organizers reserve the right to retain entries, photographs & videos from the Women Empowerment Awards for subsequent publication or exhibition in relation to Women Empowerment Awards and its publications.

  • I consent to have the Women Empowerment Awards collect all information submitted through this form.

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