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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

Establish as a non-profit organization in 1996, Business Link provides advice and guidance that helps Alberta entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. We have been a partner of Universal Womens Network since 2016 and have seen great value in the initiatives coordinated through that organization. These events strengthen networks and empower women to achieve greater success.

Executive Director, Business Link

Business Link

Being among so many inspiring women at the Women of Inspiration Nominee Celebration Luncheon was incredibly energizing.

Stephanie McLean - Former, Minister Status of Women

Stephanie McLean - Women of Inspiration

I am still on a spiritual high coming from last night. You transcended my expectations in a way I didn’t imagine possible. Your sense of purpose and connection to women is a gift to US as women. Thank you for embodying the spirit of Ubuntu/Oneness (I am because you are). Looking forward to being a part of The Universal Women’s Network family. Through your platform, we as women feel heard and seen. Thank you for all you do in creating a safe space for us to show up in our light and express our unique gifts.

Dr Nothabo Ncube - 2020 Women of Inspiration™ Black Women Leader