Awards for Women Business Owners

Awards are an excellent chance to get your name out there or recognize an incredible woman business owner.

Below is a list of upcoming award opportunities and some tips on how you can make the most of them!

Why nominate yourself

  • The publicity. You’ll benefit from the publicity of the awards and get exposure for your business and yourself. If you make a short-list – or win – you can share the news on social media, in press releases, in your e-newsletter and more.
  • The credibility. With an award under your belt, you gain credibility as an expert in your field. It is like an A-plus review of you and your business and that’s something you can’t buy.
  • The next generation. Role models are important to help girls envision themselves as leaders. We need to share more women success stories!
  • The prizes. Many awards have great prizes, including mentoring, coaching, unique opportunities to grow your business and, of course, cash.
  • The process. Even if you don’t win, you’ll learn a lot about yourself, your supporters and the important role you play in the community. You can fine-tune your pitch and try again next time.

How you can do it

Check out these Top Ten Tips for Embracing Award Opportunities.

Picture of Tara Bosch, Award Winner

Tara Bosch
$25,000 FWE Pitch for the Purse Award-Winner
WEC Loan Client

Who else has won

Our clients are doing amazing things! Here are just a few members of our network who have recently been honoured with awards and nominations:

Where to nominate

Below is a list of upcoming award deadlines from our partner network. Also check out our Events Calendar for galas and celebrations that honour the nominees.

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November 2019

Small Business BC Awards Nomination Deadline

November 30

The Small Business BC Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC's entrepreneurs. These awards are a celebration of the contributions small business owners make to their local communities and to the global economy. It's free to enter and open to all new and existing small businesses in BC. Learn More or Nominate  

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December 2019

2020 WCT Leadership Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline

December 14

Recognize the remarkable women, and companies in Canada's digital economy who are empowering women to be leaders. The Women in Communications and Technology Annual Awards honour women, men and companies who have demonstrated outstanding achievements, leadership and support for the advancement of women in the digital economy. Play an active role in the advancement of women: nominate a deserving colleague or forward-thinking company who has made a difference in Canada’s digital economy for a WCT Leadership Excellence Award. Please submit…

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Surrey Women in Business Awards Nomination Deadline

December 18

Nominate a deserving woman in business in Surrey! Award categories: Entrepreneur (small business): Is an owner or significant shareholder of any business with up to 20 employees. Entrepreneur (large business): Is an owner or significant shareholder of any business with 21 or more employees. Corporate Leader: Holds a senior/executive level position in a public or private-owned business. Professional: Nominees have a professional designation, i.e. accountant, notary, lawyer, engineer. Include the nominee’s designation with a brief explanation. Not-for-Profit Leader: Nominee holds…

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2020 AWF PEAK Awards Nomination Deadline

December 20

Help us celebrate finance professionals at the PEAK of their careers! The Association of Women in Finance is thrilled to announce the commencement of the nominations process for our 23rd annual PEAK Awards honouring five individuals who have made outstanding contributions to BC's finance community. On May 13, 2020, five PEAK Awards will be presented during an evening gala at Vancouver's Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. This is a "Call for Nominations" for exceptional women and men deserving of recognition in the…

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