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Nominate a Woman of Inspiration 365 Days a Year! Nominees notified starting January 1, 2021, for the 2021 Awards. Recognizing the achievements of women from diverse industries across Canada.

Women of Inspiration™ led by example ignore the naysayers and take the road less traveled. They are the role models and the everyday heroes making an impact in our local, national, and global community.

On September 26, 2015, the inaugural Woman of Inspiration™ Awards recognized one woman who inspired our founder to create an award to honour the everyday hero. Women of Inspiration Awards has grown organically from 200 guests with one award to a National Awards Program with multiple Diverse Award Categories celebrated nationally. Woman of Inspiration™ is Canada’s fastest-growing women’s network that continues to attract the attention and support of government officials, various associations, industry A-Listers and has featured the stories of inspirational speakers from around including Amanda Lindhout, Barb Stegemann, Rachel Mielke, and Roz Savage.

Since 2015, Women of Inspiration has raised the profiles of over 700 women nationally and awarded 150 Woman of Inspiration™ Awards. Woman of Inspiration™ lead, inspire, and motivate others to be more and do more! They are role models who take the road less travelled and pave the road for others to follow in their footsteps and use their voice to make change locally, nationally, and globally. Woman of Inspiration™ are our catalysts for change and inspire us all to DREAM BIG!

Connect with Visionaries, Game Changers, Trailblazers, Innovators, Movers, and Shakers making an impact locally, nationally, and globally. Celebrate the achievements of women and connect with key stakeholders, visionaries, thought leaders, game changers, and business leaders who shape our local, national, and global community.

Nominations open in 30 Diverse Categories across Canada! Nominate a Woman of Inspiration for 2021! Nominations open 365 Days a Year!

Elevating female role models is critical, to advance women personally and professionally. Meet the unstoppable women and men making an impact in our community and around the globe!

2021 Women of Inspiration™ Awards recognizing the achievements of women from diverse industries across Canada.

2021 Woman of Inspiration™ Awards Nomination Deadline June 15

Women of Inspiration

I believe that every woman has endless potential and it is very important to recognize, and celebrate their achievements big and small. We all need support, encouragement, and community on this journey. It is a true honour to be surrounded by such an inspiring, motivated, diverse group of women. Monica has a passion for helping women succeed and feel confident and has created a like-minded community -together we honour leadership, courage, hard work, commitment and dedication to dreams. The Women of Inspiration™ Awards are ultimately about empowerment and connection.

Philanthropist, Fashion Entrepreneur, Model, Reality TV star Real Housewives of Toronto

Cardel Homes are thrilled to be associated as the Title Sponsor for Women of Inspiration. As an organization, we have many females in key leadership roles who inspire, motivate and deliver. Cardel is also a supporter at Algonquin College, where we provide financial assistance for women in trades. We support Monica's vision, dedication, and passion in promoting and recognizing outstanding professional, community and everyday females of inspiration. Cardel Homes look forward to building upon this valuable relationship.

COO Cardel Group of Companies President, Cardel Ottawa

It was an incredible evening to be in the room with so many incredible women and men who are champions for women, who have important stories to tell and who can be role models for future generations. The celebration, Monica and Universal Womens Network™ have given us a forum to express those parts of our lives that have been difficult, but yet we keep pushing forward. It’s given us a place to be able to celebrate what we’ve accomplished in our world and no matter what happens, no matter how many times you fall, you can still pick yourself up and move forward. [Monica] is a champion of that. This has just been life-changing for me… I recognize for the first time that I can make a difference.

2019 Women of Inspiration Unsung Hero Award