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 this list of awards for women in business from the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks.

For galas and celebrations that honour the nominees, visit our Event Calendar.

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Upcoming Events › Award Nomination Deadlines

November 2020

Build Back Better Challenge Application Deadline

November 30

The Build Back Better Challenge is a newly-established grant fund to help entrepreneurs and business owners in various communities across British Columbia to invest in growth initiatives. The challenge is designed to equip businesses with new skills to thrive through the completion of a free online learning Business Resilience Program. The prizes include: $10,000 cash prize for the best growth plan submitted. Exclusive to businesses in Squamish: An annual membership with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce, valued at approximately $176-$526…

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December 2020

Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award Nomination Deadline

December 31

BOLD by Veuve Clicquot presents an opportunity to not only recognize women who are making significant contributions in business but also to shed light on the barriers that hinder their success. Formerly known as the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award (BWA), the program was created as a tribute to the brand's founder Madame Clicquot and her entrepreneurial business spirt. "Our mission is to empower female entrepreneurs and to identify the role models of today and tomorrow," said Alexis de Calonne,…

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January 2021

Business Reinvention Awards 2021: Application Deadline

January 15, 2021

Business Reinvention Awards 2021 The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) has officially opened nominations for the inaugural Business Reinvention Awards. These awards will recognize businesses who have reinvented, adapted, and shown resiliency in the face of all challenges and barriers in 2020. Using the nomination form, we encourage you to nominate an outstanding SME that has reinvented itself during the current crisis. The winners will be announced a special virtual celebration on February 26, 2021.…

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