Women in Business Awards have been honouring enterprising women whose businesses and community contributions have made a significant difference in the region, and in the lives of Niagara residents. The awards are a symbol of achievement for those women who are an inspiration for others, exemplifying excellence, commitment and vision.
The nomination process is very simple — all we need is a name and contact info.
Nominate a deserving woman now using our online form!
Young Professional Award
The Young Professional Award recognizes business excellence exemplified by a woman under the age of 40. The successful nominee will have a proven track record of professional success and shows outstanding potential for the future. The professional may work in any field.
Emerging Business Award
The Emerging Business Award recognizes women entrepreneurs engaged in new business ventures. Nominees must have been in business for a minimum of 2 (two) years and no more than 5 (five) years.
Corporate Leadership Award
The Corporate Leadership Award recognizes the leadership of women in Niagara’s corporate community. Recipients are individuals who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, business acumen and success, and a commitment to the community. Nominees can be women who work or run for an organization with at least 30 employees.
The Entrepreneurship Award recognizes small- to medium-sized women business owners that have achieved great results in their own business(es) with a proven track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership, and commitment to community. Nominees must have been in business for 3 (three) years or more.
Excellence in Non-Profit
The Excellence in Non-Profit award recognizes leadership in Niagara’s non-profit sector and is awarded to a woman working in that sector who has made their organization flourish and Niagara better-off through their talent, integrity, and contributions to the lives of women, families, and communities across the region.
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Niagara community through their volunteerism in the non-profit and charitable sector.
Science and Technology Award
The Science and Technology Award recognizes the achievements of local women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Cultural Arts Award
The Cultural Arts Award recognizes the leadership of women in the arts, including music, dance, design, and film.
Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism
The award for Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism recognizes a leader in Niagara’s hospitality sector who has demonstrated great success, leadership, and an innovative approach during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recipient demonstrates a commitment to providing outstanding customer and guest experiences in hospitality, tourism, and/or entertainment.
Business that Gives Back Award
The Business that Gives Back Award recognizes an initiative or business that supports issues affecting women and/or girls. The recipient has taken positive action to invest in the community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of their organization’s success.
Health Care Hero
The Health Care Hero award recognizes a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the physical or mental health of people in Niagara through her work and/or volunteerism in the health care sector.