Nomination Package

2020 Woman of Inspiration™ Awards 

Nominations open January 1, 2020.


Step One – Nominate a Woman of Inspiration. Nominees will be notified by email they have been nominated.

Step Two – Nominee to submit a completed Nomination Package to accept the nomination.

Step Three – Nominees to Purchase Gala Tickets. Winners will be announced in each city at Awards Gala. Nominees must be in attendance to be eligible for an award in one of each Woman of Inspiration™ Awards Galas.

  • Calgary, AB
  • Toronto, ON

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Congratulations on accepting your nomination for an award that could catapult you into growing alumni of Woman of Inspiration™ Award winners. Please note that completing the nomination process requires a significant personal commitment. Be sure to allow yourself a week or more to gather the relevant documents/attachments you will need.

Previous nominees reported enormous benefits from simply working through the entry template. The reward of being acknowledged publicly as a Woman of Inspiration™ nominee was all by itself felt to be a bonus.

“Just being nominated for this award made me understand that “what you do really makes a difference, and as an individual, you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.  Without even realizing it, your impact is truly inspiring to others and that is the best recognition anyone can receive!  It really changes your perspective on what you will continue to accomplish going forward!” Deb Milimaka Miles – 2019 SupportHER Award Recipient

We recommend that you practice answering the questions in a word document and then copy and paste your answers when you are ready to proceed. Enjoy the journey!


Nominees may choose to submit a Nomination Package as a Non-Member. We will do have some great bonuses to elevate your visibility to become a member.

As a WOIAlumni, award recipients will continue the journey of leadership as a MentorHER Mentor and build valuable relationships with WOI Alumni across Canada and beyond. Our members align with our core values: Courage, confidence, commitment, and integrity, believe in supporting other women personally and professionally. This is important to us. Our network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals are women and men who lead with purpose and are making an impact in the community and around the globe. Together we are stronger.

We recognize that this is a journey and that answering the questions involves effort and commitment. We consider the time you took to compose your answers is not only an investment in yourself, but it also helps us support you.

Your nomination empowers an inspiring woman through:

The benefit of your Nomination:

  • Local, national, and global exposure
  • Additional media and PR coverage
  • Connections with other like-minded, influential leaders
  • Opportunities to create change on a larger stage
  • Elevating her business, building her legacy as a leader in her industry
  • Recognition for her achievements and journey, and
  • Increasing her circle of influence, inspiring the next generation of leaders.


Nomination Package

If no Website, please enter N/A
Please select the Women of Inspiration Gala you wish to attend and be recognized.
Please refer to the Category descriptions that best suit your nomination. If you have more than one category you may consider for, please make a note at the end in the box provided below.
Please include your alternate selections for Nomination Categories in this space

Social Media and Influence

WOI Nominees who wish to become a member may apply to waive the Admin Fee using code: 2020nominee

Tell Us All About You!

Our Selection Committee will be reviewing the completeness of your Nomination Package below based on your answers to the following questions.
Max 200 words. This information may be shared publicly, on the internet, and with our media partners and sponsors. NOTE: Please edit as this we do not edit and will be posted as submitted.
Max 75 words. This information may be shared publicly, on the internet, and with our media partners and sponsors.
Max 150 words. This information may be shared publicly, on the internet, and with our media partners and sponsors.
Max 150 words. This information may be shared publicly, on the internet, and with our media partners and sponsors.
If not applicable, indicate with N/A.

Your Story

Max 1000 words.

Accomplishments and Awards

Max 1000 words

Category Relevant Contributions

Mentorship | Leadership | Philanthropy | Volunteering

Max 500 words

Supporting Documents

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Please upload a single scan copy (PDF) of your Letters of Support. Letters to be addressed to: Selection Committee. Please note that our selection committee can only make decisions based on the materials submitted.
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Nominees are eligible to be nominated and submit a new Nomination Package for subsequent years.

How To Reach You

Award recipients receive a Letter of Recognition.
Include the name of the song and artist of the song that gets you pumped!