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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June 2019

WISE 50 Over 50 Awards Nomination Deadline

June 30

The WISE 50 over 50 Award recognizes and celebrates Canadian Entrepreneurs over the age of 50! It’s time for entrepreneurs over 50 to be recognized for the wisdom, initiative, skills, and experience they bring to the business world – modern day heroes, models, and mentors. The WISE 50 Over 50 Awards were created two years ago to recognize and celebrate 50 of these entrepreneurs who started a business after the age of 50. The awards are open to Canadian residents…

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July 2019

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program Application Deadline

July 1

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program helps a select group of women founders rapidly accelerate their growth. Through an annual competition and ongoing program, the entrepreneurs are introduced to new ways of managing business growth via a powerful combination of executive education, networking, mentorship and connections. If you are a woman CEO who has founded a company within the last 10 years in Canada or the US, and has achieved at least $2 million in revenue in each of the…

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WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Nomination Deadline

July 1

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ was created to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generations. What makes the Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada? Their personal power isn’t about title, its that they are resilient and strong. They inspire, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and come out stronger. They are champions and advocates for…

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Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline

July 11

The time has come to help us recognize the exceptional achievements made by businesses, organizations and individuals in the central Okanagan. Nominations can be made in the following categories: Rising Star (less than 3 years in business) Micro Business (1-3 employees) Small Business (4-15 employees) Mid-size Business (16-50 employees) Large Business (51+ employees) Young Entrepreneur (Under Age 40) Not-for-Profit Excellence Social Leadership (for-profit business) Marketing Campaign of the Year Arts & Entertainment Technology Innovator (Business Leader of the Year Award…

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August 2019

NEDC Aboriginal Business Awards Nomination Deadline

August 11

The NEDC Aboriginal Business Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the Nuu-chah-nulth businesses, NEDC clients and Aboriginal businesses within the Nuu-chah-nulth region. This year, these awards will honor businesses in FIVE categories: BEST Youth-OWNED Business Best NEW BUSINESS Best ARTS & Cultural BUSINESS Best Environmental Business Business of the Year Nomination deadline is August 11, 2019 Learn More or Nominate

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October 2019

2020 Influential Women in Business Award Nomination Deadline

October 15

Business in Vancouver is seeking B.C.'s outstanding business women in private or public sector companies. Honourees are chosen based on the criteria of professional accomplishments, influence, and business community involvement. Six women will be profiled in a spring issue of Business in Vancouver and honoured at a gala awards luncheon in March 2020. Learn More or Nominate

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