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Women of Inspiration™ Lead, Inspire and Motivate!

The Ninth Annual 2023 Women of Inspiration™ Awards was postponed to April 4, 2024. On this date, we will be announcing the 2023 Women of Inspiration Award winners. It will be worth the wait!

Be in the Room

Join us on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for our Oscar Style Awards to celebrate the achievements of women (Keynote, Bobbi Brown (Beauty Industry Titan) and her husband, Steven Plofker (Real Estate Developer),  Awards, Dinner, Live Performances, and After Party) as we announce our 2023 Women of Inspiration Award Winners.  Reserved Corporate/Group Tables and VIP Meet and Greet Passes – Tickets and Event Details.

The Nominations for the Tenth 2024 Women of Inspiration™ Awards will be celebrated in the fall of 2024. Stay tuned for exciting details. Nominate or apply for 2024.


Women of Inspiration™ Awards recognizes the achievements of women who lead, inspire and motivate. We celebrate women from diverse industries and stages of life along with the allies who SupportHER™.

Woman of Inspiration™ is a role model who inspires those around her to be more and do more. She uses her influence and position of power to inspire change in her network, workplace or community.  She is admired and respected for her resilience, leadership and humility. She has grit and fights for what she believes in, regardless of the barriers. She isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves. She ignores the naysayers and fearlessly steps outside of her comfort zone to pave the road for others to follow.

Nominate or Apply: Women of Inspiration™ represent all levels of leadership from diverse industries and walks of life. Including C-Suite (CMO, CFO, COS, CDO, CXO, CHRO, COO, CTO, CIO),  Senior Level  Executive and Rising Leaders, Sports, Arts and Culture, Authors, Coaches, Musicians, Actors, Influencers and more!

SupportHER™ is an individual (male allies) or company that champions women in their network, workplace, and community. Including C-Suite (CMO, CFO, COS, CDO, CXO, CHRO, COO, CTO, CIO),  Senior Level  Executives, BOD, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders.

Top Companies – Equity, Diversity, Inclusion SupportHER™ Champions are committed to the advancement of women and leading by example in their industry to inspire change for a more equitable world.


NOMINATE or APPLY

  • Nominate or Apply – Women of Inspiration™  Award (January 15, 2024 – June 15, 2024)
  • Nominate or Apply – SupportHER™
  • Apply – Top Company – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) SupportHER™ Champions

Stay tuned for the 2024 Women of Inspiration Award details.

Women of Inspiration™ Award Categories

The Women of Inspiration Award categories recognize inspiring women from all industries, sectors and stages of life. Women of Inspirationcelebrate female entrepreneurs and leaders from across industries along with our SupportHER allies committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our awards recognize the valuable contribution women make to the workforce or economy, inspire future generations of leaders, bring awareness to industries underrepresented by women and unite companies with the common goal of achieving gender equity. Award Categories

Why Recognizing Women Is Important?

Celebrating women recognizes and honors their achievements and contributions. Recognizing women brings awareness to the contribution women are making in the economy, female entrepreneurship, and in industries underrepresented by women. Recognizing women inspires change for gender equality and challenges societal norms and stereotypes that may limit the potential of women and girls. By recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women, we can work to create a more inclusive and equitable society for everyone.

What is a SupportHER™?

A SupportHER™ (male allies) is an individual or company committed to the advancement of women.  A SupportHER is a visible champion for women in their networks, workplaces and communities. A SupportHER™ leads by example as a role model for equality, values diverse leadership, and is committed to the advancement of women. A SupportHER™ actively demonstrates paving the way for women to succeed.

Top Companies – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) SupportHER™ Champions Award

The Top Companies – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) SupportHER™ Champion Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. This award honors industry leaders that have taken meaningful action to create an inclusive culture, and allyship and to support the advancement of women and underrepresented groups. The recipients of the Top Companies  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) SupportHER™  Champions Award recognize companies have inspired and empowered others to join them in their efforts and have made a lasting impact through their work. Nominate or Apply as a Top Company

Why Nominate

Since our Awards launched in 2015, we have celebrated 1000+ women of all ages across diverse industries who are making an impact in their networks, workplaces and communities. Our goal is to amplify the contribution women are making in our networks, workplaces and communities. We encourage a circle of reciprocity by celebrating supporting eachother.

  • Press Releases to announce Finalists and Award Winners
  • Opportunities to leverage your nomination with local PR and Social Media
  • Awards announcement in the UWomen Magazine™ to our digital network and with partners
  • Connections with like-minded, influential leaders
  • Inspire change on a larger stage
  • Elevate your business and credibility as a  leader in your industry
  • Recognition of achievements
  • Increasing her circle of influence and inspiring the next generation of leaders
  • Build thought leadership and credibility in your industry

What does it mean to be recognized?

“I am humbled by the nomination, the many awesome people who wrote recommendations and to be awarded the “Integrity Award”. Hearing the Ward introduction, I was in shock when you called my name. What a remarkable recognition for my life’s passion in working with others. I look forward to ensuring that others have the same opportunity in the future. Thank you, Monica, and all the many others who make this possible for us all. I look forward to working with the other recipients to keep sharing!” Rose Marie Gage – Founder and Principal of Great Governance Matters and MPOWRU. Independent Board Director. | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Integrity Award

The Universal Womens Network™ is an incredible organization that supports empowers and celebrates women founders, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers. I can attest to how meaningful this group is as I started my own company at age 50. Monica is herself a phenomenal force and woman to celebrate also. The Awards gala last night was so well done, so inspiring. Suzie Yorke, Founder and Board Director, Love Good Fats | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Game Changer Award

The Universal Womens Network™ and their theme Women Driving Change in 2021 culminated in our Best-Selling book on Amazon from 100 Women of Inspiration led by Monica is an amazing organization. I am so proud to be honored for a Global Impact Award as an entrepreneur for my tech start-ups and innovations and inventions in AI, security and emergency messaging. It is humbling to be honored among these incredible women. Dr. Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima, Co-Sounder/CEO Alstari | Women of Inspiration™ 2021 Global Impact Award

Nominate or Apply Be in the Room - April 4

Woman of Inspiration™ Awards

Recognizing the Achievements of Women

Testimonials

Good words from good people

This has been an incredible experience from the pride of being nominated to the shock of winning! Thank you to the Universal Womens Network™ for bringing so many diverse women and their successes into the spotlight. I’m honoured to be included in this exceptional group of women.

Erin Bigney - Director Research, Canada East Spine Division | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Mentorship Award

As the recipient of the Women of Inspiration™ Vision Builder Award, I can't be more excited about such amazing recognition. As an Educational Leader, I aspire to make a continuous and real change in the lives of my students. Have a vision and a goal, set it in front of you and in God's hand and do your best to make it happen! Thank you once again for this honour that I will cherish.

Phoebe Wasfy, Principal Philopateer Christian College | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Vision Builder

I am humbled by the nomination, the many awesome people who wrote recommendations and to be awarded the “Integrity Award”. Hearing the award introduction, I was in shock when you called my name! What a remarkable recognition for my life’s passion in working with others! I look forward to ensuring that others have the same opportunity in the future. Thank you, Monica and all the many others who make this possible for us all. I look forward to working with the other recipients to keep sharing!

Rose Marie Gage - Founder and Principal of Great Governance Matters and MPOWRU, Independent Board Director | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Integrity Award

The Women of Inspiration Award is exciting, humbling and an honour. Thank you to those who believed in me and that saw the potential that I could make a difference in the world. That passion and resiliency can make an impact in our environment, whether we know the full extent or not. Recognition is so much bigger than me. It’s an opportunity to provide a positive influence and a chance to learn, grow and be motivated. Thank you to all the people who supported me on my path to receiving this award. it's not just my achievement; it's theirs, too.

Jennifer Green, Director of Competitions and Young Women’s Initiative, Skills Ontario | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Dream Builder

The Universal Women's Network is an incredible organization that supports empowers and celebrates women founders, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers. I can attest to how meaningful this group is as I started my own company at age 50. Monica is herself a phenomenal force and woman to celebrate also. The Awards gala last night was so well done, so inspiring—I can't wait to have the chance to do this in person in the future.

Suzie Yorke, Founder and Board Director, Love Good Fats | 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Game Changer

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