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2019 Women of Inspiration Awards 

Raising the profiles of women locally, nationally and globally!

Nominate a role model who inspires you to be more and do more!

Do you know a Woman of Inspiration?

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. She inspires others to be more and do more and makes an impact in her community and around the globe.

Why Nominate?

By nominating a woman, you are honouring her accomplishments, contributing to her legacy, validating her hard work and her contribution to the workplace. You are taking action to SupportHER and elevate role models so they can be recognized locally, nationally and globally.

Who can be nominated? 

Women of Inspiration Awards is open to all Canadian residents. 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. We believe every woman has a story.

To be eligible, the nominee must complete the online Nomination Package and be in attendance at Woman of Inspiration Awards on Thursday, October 3 in Calgary, AB and Wednesday, October 9 in Toronto, ON. Winners will be announced at the Women of Inspiration Awards Gala.

 2019 Woman of Inspiration Diverse Categories:

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

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

How to Nominate?

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


Nominate a Women of Inspiration from across Canada.

Women of Inspiration Award winners will be announced live at WOI2019 Awards Gala in either Calgary (Oct 3)  or Toronto (Oct 9) depending on your geographical location.


Step 1 NOMINATE A WOMEN OF INSPIRATION (2019 Nominations now closed)


Step 3 – Share the good news you have been nominated. You will receive a special WOI2019 Nominee Logo to add to your signature, website, LinkedIn.

Step 4 – Purchase your Tickets:  National Women of Inspiration Awards Gala in Calgary, October 3 and Toronto, October 9. Early bird tickets – until September 1, 2019.

Judging will be based (solely) on completed Nomination Package content submitted.

Award recipients will be announced at the Women of Inspiration Awards Gala.


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 program details. Early bird tickets until September 1, 2019.

Check out  WOI and Past Award Winners, the  WOI Speakers and Programs.

Become a Member

We are sweetening the pot for our WOI2019 Nominees to become Members of Canadian Business Chicks. We are inviting non-members who choose to become members an extra special incentive to leverage your nomination. All nominees who become members will receive a complimentary Member Spotlight upon enrollment (value $ 197)

*I’m not a Member, may I still submit my nomination? YES

  • 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!
  • WOI2019 Award winners will be invited to become members as WOI Alumni.

*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 build meaningful relationships 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 business community voicing their support for the achievements of women and elevating them as role models locally, nationally and globally.

Stay tuned as for exciting details for our National Women of Inspiration Award Gala #WOI2019DREAMBIG.

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WOI2019 Nomination Form

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