Nominate a Woman of Inspiration Nominations Open until June 15, 2018

WOI2018 Nominations now closed. We look forward to celebrating on September 20, 2018. Please join us for Women of Inspiration Awards Gala at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. Tickets on line now.

Nominate the women who inspire you to be more and do more!

2018 Women of Inspiration Awards – (Deadline to Nominate Midnight, June 15)

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 #2018WOI 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, September 20, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta.

Twelve 2018 Woman of Inspiration Categories:

  • Advocate and Catalyst for Change
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Millennial Star – Rising Star
  • Difference Maker
  • Game Changer
  • Authentic Leader
  • Cultural Ambassador
  • Trailblazer
  • Mompreneur
  • Boss Chick Mentor
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Power Partners – NEW 2018WOI Category

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 Friday, June 15, 2018.


Women of Inspiration winners will be announced live on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.


Step 1 Nominate a Women of Inspiration. Fill out the Nomination Form

Step 2: COMPLEDED NOMINATION PACKAGE, completed by NOMINEE must be submitted by midnight June 24, 2018. Complete online form below.

Step 3 Purchase tickets to attend Women of Inspiration on Thursday, September 20, 2018. (Nominees receive a member discount.) – Early bird tickets – until June 15, 2018.

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 and #WOI2018 Awards)

Women of Inspiration is public empowerment event, features inspirational keynote speakers, live performances, and Awards. Women of Inspiration Award winners will be announced live on Thursday, September 20, 2018, 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 on Thursday, September 20, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. Award winners will be announced live at our event. We have an exciting program planned featuring keynote: Barb Stegemann, CEO of 7 Virtues.

Stay tuned for program details. Early bird tickets until June 15, 2018.

Check out our 2017 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 WOI2018 Nominees to become Members of Canadian Business Chicks. *Nominees may submit Nomination Packages as Non-Members. WOI2018 Award winners will be invited to become members.

*WOI2018 Nominee Bonus for new members – Let us help shine the SPOTLIGHT on YOU!

• WOI Nominees Admin Fee of $150 has been waived for this year
• You will receive Complimentary Member Spotlight (Value $ 197) * Post Women Of Inspiration Awards #WOI2018
• WOI2018 Nominees receive interview opportunities with Conversational Currency (US), and Virgin Beauty B!tch Podcast

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

*Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact Us.

What’s different about #2018WOI 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. Watch VIDEO from last year!

WOI2018 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.