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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March 2021

Small Business BC Awards Nomination Deadline

March 7

Small Business BC is excited to share the news that nominations and voting are now underway for the 2021 Small Business BC Awards. With 2020 receding into memory, it’s time to recognize the hard work and achievements of small business owners across our province. For this year’s awards, they're offering six categories in total: Best Community Impact Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Best Innovation Best Solopreneur Best Youth Entrepreneur Premier’s People’s Choice Getting involved couldn’t be easier. If you’re a business owner,…

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Canada Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards (CANIE) Nomination Deadline

March 15

The CANIE Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievements in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship and innovation while making a positive social impact in their communities. Individuals and organizations can self-nominate or nominate someone else for a CANIE Award. Inspire others to make an impact by telling your story of resilience and success! Nominations are open until March 15th, 2021 2021 CANIE Awards Categories Global Impact Award – Awarded to organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and social impact while scaling international markets…

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April 2021

RBC Women of Influence Awards Nomination Deadline

April 2

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. For 29 years, the awards have shone a spotlight on Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women who have demonstrated excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors. Learn More or Nominate

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May 2021

RBC Women of Influence Awards

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. For 29 years, the awards have shone a spotlight on Canada’s most accomplished and impactful women who have demonstrated excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors. Learn More or Apply

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