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

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

2018 Women of Inspiration Awards

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, be an active member of Canadian Business Chicks, 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 in the category of your choosing by completing the Online Nomination Form below. Once a completed nomination has been received, the nominee will be notified by Canadian Business Chicks via email.

Step 2: Nominees must submit a completed Nomination Package by Midnight Friday, June 15, 2018, to be eligible.

Step 3 Purchase tickets to attend Women of Inspiration on Thursday, September 20, 2018. (Nominees, Friends, and Family receive a special discount.)

Judging will be based (solely) on completed Nomination Package content submitted by the deadline: Midnight Friday, June 15, 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 on sale January 31, 2018.

Check out our 2017 WOI and Past Award Winners, the 2017 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.

*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.