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The Women of Influence Awards 2019 recognize local women who have made a strong impact as leaders, innovators and change-makers in the community. We look to honour women who have made outstanding contributions to their industries or fields through their leadership and entrepreneurship, meaningful accomplishments and achievements, and breaking down barriers or making significant advancements.WOI Awards 2019

The awards take place in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019 to recognize leadership and innovation in all its forms and celebrate the strength and diversity of the women in our community.

The awards are open to women of all backgrounds, experiences and industries.

Award Categories

Three nomination categories are available:

  • Young Woman of Influence (under 30 years old)
  • Trailblazing Woman of Influence (30-49 years old)
  • Distinguished Woman of Influence (50+ years old)

Nominate a Woman Today

Download our Nomination Guide for full details and a form to nominate a woman today.

Submissions are being accepted until Friday, February 1, 2019.

Completed submissions can be e-mailed to Community Social Development at csd@cityofgp.com or dropped off in-person or mailed to the Community Foundations of Northwestern Alberta’s office at  Centre 2000 #200, 11330 - 106 Street.

Winners will be announced live at the event.

Award Reception and Luncheon

Our awards reception and luncheon takes place on International Women’s Day 2019.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.

Location: Teresa Sargeant Hall

Cost: $35

Reception tickets are available through the Revolution Place box office.

Partners

The “Women of Influence” Awards are brought to you by the City of Grande Prairie’s Community Social Development department, Community Foundations of Northwest Alberta, PACE, Odyssey House and Curry’s Jewellers.

FAQ


  • What are the “Women of Influence” Awards?

The Women of Influence Awards 2019 recognize local women who have made a strong impact as leaders, innovators and change-makers in the community. We look to honour women who have made outstanding contributions to their industries or fields through their leadership and entrepreneurship, meaningful accomplishments and achievements, and breaking down barriers or making significant advancements.

The awards take place in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2018 to recognize leadership and innovation in all its forms and celebrate the strength and diversity of the women in our community.

The Women of Influence Awards are taking place as part of International Women’s Day 2019. This year’s theme is “Balance For Better” to recognize collective action and shared responsibility is key for creating a gender-balance and drive a better working world.

  • Who can be nominated?
    • Eligible nominees must:
      • Live or work within the Grande Prairie region
      • Be 18 years of age or older at the date of nomination, with the exception of nominees in the Young Woman of Influence category
      • Consent to the nomination and publication of their name, photo and information
  • Who can nominate?
    • Nominations can be received by anyone including friends, family and coworkers, etc. However, nominees cannot nominate themselves.
  • What are the nomination requirements?
    • Eligible nominees must:
      • Live or work within the Grande Prairie region
      • Be 18 years of age or older at the date of nomination, with the exception of nominees in the Young Woman of Influence category
      • Consent to the nomination and publication of their name, photo and information
    • Nomination Criteria:

-Nominations can be received by anyone including friends, family and coworkers, etc.

-Nominees cannot nominate themselves

-Posthumous nominations will not be accepted

-Nominations must satisfy each of the criteria and requirements for their award category

-Significance of contributions must be demonstrated through clear, specific and relevant examples

-Submissions must be signed by both the nominator and nominee.

The following documents must be submitted as part of the nomination process:

      • Completed nomination form
      • 1 page profile (max 500 words) that answers the following questions:
        • How has the nominee demonstrated leadership or entrepreneurism?
        • What are the nominees outstanding achievements and accomplishments in their industry or field? 
        • How has the nominee broken down barriers or made advancements in their industry or field?
      •  A brief (max 120 word) biography on the nominee
      • 1 additional letter (max 500 words) of support for the nominee 
      •  A resume / CV of the nominee including the following if/where applicable: education, career history, organizational involvement, volunteer activities, awards and accomplishments
  • Where can nomination packages be submitted?
    • Completed submissions can be e-mailed to Community Social Development at csd@cityofgp.com or dropped off in-person or mailed to the Community Foundations of Northwestern Alberta’s office at Centre 2000 #200, 11330 - 106 Street.
  • Is the Awards Reception and Luncheon private?
    • No. The event is open to the whole community. Nominees will receive a complimentary ticket.
  • Where do I purchase tickets for the Awards Reception and Luncheon?
    • Tickets for the Awards Reception and Luncheon can be purchased for $35 through the Revolution Place box office.
  • What is International Women’s Day?
    • International Women’s Day is an event recognized world-wide to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and advocate for the  continued advancements of equal rights.







Last updated: 1/18/2019 9:12:23 AM