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women-of-inspiration 150 Women of Inspiration Awards

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

$75 - $2000
Women of Inspiration 2016 - TONI NICOLE 11

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary with 150 Women of Inspiration Awards.

Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for an Awards Brunch as we celebrate Canada’s Anniversary with 150 Women of Inspiration and present awards to Women of Inspiration in 11 categories.

About Women of Inspiration
Founder, and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Monica Kretschmer created Women of Inspiration as a legacy event to honor a woman who inspired her to greatness. Women of Inspiration celebrates women from all walks of life who lead, inspire and motivate.

We will celebrate 150 Women of Inspiration from across Canada and Award 11 Women of Inspiration with a special White Hat Ceremony, Inspirational keynote speaker Amanda Lindhout.

Keynote Speaker: Amanda Lindhout
Amanda is an Activist, Speaker, Journalist and New York Times bestselling Author, Award Winning Humanitarian, and founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation.

Her award-winning memoir, A House in the Sky, is the story of Amanda’s years as an aspiring television war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the 460 days she spent as a hostage in Somalia. 

Emcee: Michelle Morgan

Michelle is the fourth of six children from a Chilean-Canadian family. She was born in Calgary and grew up moving between Toronto and Vancouver. She starred in the television series Heartland (2007) for CBC, based on the books by Lauren Brooke. Michelle has volunteered with women’s shelters across Canada. She was the Campaign ambassador for the #IamCourage Campaign for the Brenda Strafford women’s Shelter in Calgary in 2013, and for the #MyHomefront campaign for the non-profit organization Homefront in 2015.

Emcee: Linda Olsen

Born and raised in Calgary, award-winning journalist, Linda Olsen graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in 1988 with Honours in Broadcast Journalism and started her career that same year at Global Saskatoon. In her 20 years at Global, Olsen has seen some of the biggest events to hit the city including the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods. Olsen and co-anchor Gord Gillies covered the flood for 10 hours on-air, keeping viewers up-to-date on the significant event. An advocate for the community, Olsen is a honourary board member of Believe in the Gold, a local charity aimed at raising awareness and supporting research for children with cancer in Calgary. She’s also on the St. Mary’s University communication committee.

Early Bird Tickets-$125 *EXTENDED to July 1, 2017. Tickets on Sale until September 15 or until Sold Out!

This year we celebrate 150 Women of Inspiration to recognize Canada’s 150th Anniversary. It will be memorable business empowerment, celebrating women who make a difference in our community. Join us to build authentic connections, networking with like-minded women and men passionate about advancing women in business. Celebrate with Women of Inspiration nominees, White Hat Awards presented to Award winners in eleven categories, be inspired by keynote Amanda Lindhout story of forgiveness and connect men and women who believe together we are stronger.  Be sure to enter our raffle draws with 100% donations to build The Nest Foundation supporting programs to empower women and end domestic violence.

Every woman has a story! 2017 Women of Inspiration Keynote Speakers, Celebrity Guests, Raffle Draw, Program and Women of Inspiration Finalists. This is a premier event for women not to miss!

VIP Single Tickets: VIP Post Event Book Signing with Amanda Lindhout; A copy of A House in The Sky Book; Awards, Brunch, Keynote.

SPONSOR A TABLE (VIP)  – Includes your company name on the table and listed a s a Table Sponsor in our Program. VIP Post Event Book Signing with Amanda Lindhout; A copy of A House in The Sky Book; Awards, Brunch, Keynote

General Ticket – Women of Inspiration Includes: Awards, Brunch, Keynote

Marketplace Table – Showcase your business in our marketplace to elevate your business. Includes (1) Skirted Table and listed in our Marketplace

150 Women of Inspiration Program

10:30 am – Registration Opens + Raffle Draw, Marketplace, Brunch

12:00 pm Opening Remarks – Special Guests, 150 Women of Inspiration, Women of Inspiration Awards, White Hat Ceremony, Keynote – Amanda Lindhout

3:00 pm  – Marketplace, VIP Private Reception and Book Signing – Amanda Lindhout

What to wear to Women of Inspiration? Wear what makes you feel beautiful! 2016 Women of Inspiration VIDEO

Need a place to stay in Calgary? Our Hotel Partners at Marriott have a special rate for guest of Women of Inspiration. $ 180 CND – Single or Double. Marriott Hotel (across the street from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre). To book: (403) 266-7331 Reference code: : M-8XUP7BR

Inner Circle – Celebration Dinner
Saturday, Sept 30, 7 pm • Post Event Celebration Dinner – Details released July 1.

Event Tickets Details

  • Early Bird/ Member/ Nominee Ticket$125 
  • Early Bird/ Member/ Nominee VIP Event Ticket$150 
  • Early Bird/ Member/ Nominee *Sponsor a Table – VIP (10 guests) – $1750 
  • General Event Ticket (after July 1) – $150
  • VIP Event Ticket (after July 1) – $175
  • *Sponsor a TableVIP Table (10 guests) (after July 1) – $2000
  • Early Bird/ Member Marketplace$250
  • Marketplace (after July 1) – $350

*Sponsor a Table – Your company name listed in the program and on the table! Everyone receive a copy of Amanda’s Book – “A House in The Sky”

.Thank you to exclusive Media Partners Global News Calgary, CHQR News Talk 770, Country 105, and CORUS for covering 150 Women of Inspiration.


September 30
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
$75 - $2000
Event Categories:


Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3 Canada
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148 available
Inner Circle Dinner$75.00
10 available
10 available
Early Bird/ Member Marketplace$250.00Marketplace vendor includes (1) 8' skirted table to showcase your product or service. You will be provided with information for set up and tear down on Saturday, September 30 via email.
18 available
Early Bird - SPONSOR A TABLE - VIP Prairie Table$1,750.00

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Early Bird/ Member/ Nominee VIP Event Ticket$150.00
183 available
Early Bird/ Member/ Nominee Ticket$125.00