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WOI Awards 2019The deadline to nominate a woman you know who had made a strong impact as a leader, innovator and change-maker for a Women of Influence Award has been extended to Friday, February 1, 2019.

Nomination packages can be downloaded at and completed submissions can be emailed to Community Social Development at or mailed to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta at #200, Centre 2000, 11330 106 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7X9. WOI Awards 2019

Three awards are available:

  • Young Woman of Influence
  • Trailblazing Woman of Influence
  • Distinguished Woman of Influence

The awards 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 are open to women of all backgrounds, experiences and industries to recognize leadership and innovation in all its forms and celebrate the strength and diversity of the women in our community.

An award reception takes place on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Teresa Sargent Hall. Tickets are available for $35 through the Revolution Place box office.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an event recognized world-wide to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to advocate for the continued advancements of equal rights. The 2019 theme “Balance for Better” calls for collective action and shared responsibility to create a gender-balanced world at every level.