Women of the Year

The 1st Annual BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards

Are you an outstanding female entrepreneur or executive of an organization who is a leader, innovator, community builder or rising star? Do you know a B.C. woman executive or business owner who deserves to be recognized? If so, we want to hear from you.
Winners of our first Women of the Year Awards will be featured in BCBusiness magazine and celebrated at a ceremony in April 2020.

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Competition Details

Nominees must be women who live and work in British Columbia

Nominees may work for private, public sector or non-profit organizations

Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else

There is no charge to enter or nominate a candidate

**The deadline for entries has been extended to January 6, 2020**

2019 Categories

How has the nominee demonstrated vision and leadership throughout her career and in her current position? (maximum 250 words)

What innovations or creative approaches has the nominee introduced? How has she broken new ground? (maximum 250 words)

Community Builder
In what ways does the nominee contribute to the community? (maximum 250 words)

Rising Star
What has the nominee accomplished in her early career that sets her apart and indicates potential for future success? (maximum 250 words)

How to Apply

The application is a two-part process:

1. Sign up here.

2. We’ll email you the entry form to fill out. Complete the form, attach two letters of support (maximum 400 words) from a current or former work colleague, business partner or mentor, and submit it. 

Applicants must be available to be interviewed and photographed in January 2020 and to attend the awards ceremony in April (exact date TBD). Important note: If a nominee becomes a Women of the Year finalist, we will use the information from the nomination form and interview to prepare a profile for potential publication in the April 2020 issue of BCBusiness. If you provide financial, personal and other details that you wish keep on background or off the record, it is your responsibility to let us know. BCBusiness makes every effort to ensure accuracy, but we do not share stories with sources before publication.