Nominate a Woman of Inspiration Nominations for WOI2019 open January 1, 2019

2019 Women of Inspiration Awards open Across Canada January 1, 2019

(Deadline to Nominate Midnight, June 15, 2019)

Nominate a woman who inspires you to be more and do more!

Are you a Woman of Inspiration or do you know someone who is?

A Woman of Inspiration is an extraordinary woman who leads by example, lives on purpose and inspires others to be more and do more. She is a modern-day hero, game changer, mover and shaker, and role model who leads by example with courage, confidence, commitment and integrity, empowers those around her, and makes an impact in her community and around the globe.

Who can be nominated for a #2019WOI Award?

We accept nominations from women from all stages of business and life representing all industries. Previous nominees have included women from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds: entrepreneurs, business leaders, professionals, executives, scientists, arts and media, journalists, thought leaders, authors, speakers, athletes, lawyers, doctors, musicians, advocates and women in public service from across Canada in profit and non-profit sectors. Every woman has a story. Women of Inspiration Awards are open to all Canadian residents.

To be eligible, the nominee must complete the online Nomination Package before the deadline on midnight, June 24. and be in attendance at Woman of Inspiration Awards on Thursday, October 3 in Calgary, AB and Wednesday, October 9 in Toronto, ON.

 2019 Woman of Inspiration Diverse Categories:

  • Advocate and Catalyst for Change Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Millennial Leader Award
  • Difference Maker Award
  • Game Changer Award
  • Authentic Leader Award
  • Cultural Ambassador Award
  • Trailblazer Award
  • Mompreneur Award
  • Boss Chick Mentor Award
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Power Partner Award
  • Innovative Leader Award
  • SupportHER Award
  • Global Influencer Award
  • Global Impact Award
  • The Nest Award
  • Youth Excellence Award
  • Rural Impact Award
  • Indigenous Leader Award
  • Inspire Award

For a complete description of the characteristics of each Woman of Inspiration category, see categories.

How to Nominate a Woman of Inspiration?

Any individual or organization may nominate a Woman of Inspiration. See Steps and Timeline


Nominations for Women of Inspiration from across Canada will be accepted until Midnight Saturday, June 15, 2019.


Women of Inspiration Awardwinners will be announced live at WOI2019 Events in either Calgary or Toronto depending on your geographical location.


Step 1 Nominate a Women of Inspiration. Fill out the Nomination Form Deadline to Nominate Across Canada: Midnight June 15, 2019.

Step 2: COMPLEDED NOMINATION PACKAGE, completed by NOMINEE must be submitted by midnight June 24, 2019. Complete online form below.

Step 3 Purchase tickets to attend Women of Inspiration Awards Gala, VIP BackStage Reception, Media Brunch, SupportHER Round Table. (Nominees receive a member discount.) – Early bird tickets – until June 15, 2019.

Judging will be based (solely) on completed Nomination Package content submitted by the deadline: Midnight Friday, June 24, 2018. See Category and Eligibility.

CELEBRATION (Inspirational keynote, dinner, #WOI2019 Awards and after party)

Women of Inspiration is public empowerment event, features inspirational keynote speakers, live performances, and Awards. Women of Inspiration Award winners will be announced live at WOI2019 Awards Gala, participate in an Awards Ceremony, receive a signature Woman of Inspiration Award, Letter of Recognition, gifts from our partners and be recognized locally and nationally.

All nominees and guests will be invited to celebrate Women of Inspiration Awards in Calgary and Toronto. Award winners will be announced live at our events. We are excited to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary of Women of Inspiration Awards. Stay tuned for further details.

Stay tuned for program details. Early bird tickets until June 15, 2019.

Check out  WOI and Past Award Winners, the  WOI Speakers and Programs.
Women of Inspiration was inspired to recognize women in diverse categories and celebrated with other entrepreneurs, professionals, business and industry leaders, investors and partners to elevate the profile of women making an impact in the community, validate their individual contribution, and empower others to greatness.

Nominees New to The Nest?

Making the move to complete your nomination package is a BIG step! I get it. To help you take the step, We sweetening the pot for our WOI2019 Nominees to become Members of Canadian Business Chicks. *Nominees may submit Nomination Packages as Non-Members. WOI2019 Award winners will be invited to become members.

*WOI2019 Nominee Bonus for new members – Let us help shine the SPOTLIGHT on YOU!

• WOI Nominees Admin Fee of $150 has been waived
• You will receive Complimentary Member Spotlight (Value $ 197) * Post Women Of Inspiration Awards #WOI2019
• WOI2019 Nominees receive interview opportunities for interviews with Virgin Beauty Birth Podcast and Women of Inspiration.

Interview opportunities, Social Media Recognition, increase your personal and professional network!

*Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Us.

What’s different about #2019WOI Awards?

For one thing, this awards event is open to the public. For another, this event offers the opportunity to rub shoulders with women who are groundbreakers and newsmakers. This event is about women celebrating women on a national scale. It’s about connecting. It’s about sponsors— men and women— from the Canadian business community voicing their support for the achievements of women.

Stay tuned as we  announce our BIG news for WOI2019 to include added featured to our WOI Award Program!

Watch WOI2018 VIDEO!

Women of Inspiration Awards Gala  -Founder, and CEO Monica Kretschmer and Barb Stegemann, Founder and CEO – The 7 Virtues



WOI2019 Nomination Form

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Nominees will be notified via email that they have been nominated as a Woman of Inspiration and that their nomination has been published on our website.