2022 Woman of Inspiration™ Awards 


Step One – Nominate a Woman of Inspiration™ or  Nominate yourself.  Nominees will be notified by email they have been nominated starting January 1, 2022.

Step Two – Nominee to submit a completed Nomination Package to accept the nomination. Deadline June 30, 2022.

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

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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.

Supporting women in business, in our community and in our families has always been part of our DNA, and when we founded Levvel, naturally that was at the heart of how we ran the business. So being honoured together with the SupportHER Award, as partners in business and life, is a true confirmation that what we do every day is making a difference for women. Chantal and Brian Milloy – Co-founders, Levvel Inc. | Women of Inspiration™ 2021 SupportHER™ Award

Women of Inspiration and their theme Women Driving Change in 2021 that culminated in our Best Selling book on Amazon from 100 women of Inspiration lead by Monica is an amazing organization. I am so proud to be honoured 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 honoured among these incredible women. Dr. Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima, Co-Sounder/CEO Alstari | Women of Inspiration™ 2021 Global Impact Award

Winning the Authentic Leader award has been a surreal experience! Being acknowledged for my contributions to my community and to my firm has validated my efforts to continuing to ensure that women have a voice, that they are seen and that they are heard. I feel very honoured to be in the company of so many extraordinary Women of Inspiration award recipients! Andrea Linger – Associate Vice President and Head of the Womens Canadian Advisory Network | Women of Inspiration™ 2021 Global Impact Award

I am incredibly honoured and grateful to have met so many visionary leaders through the Universal Women’s Network™ and receive the 2021 Women of Inspiration™ Economic Empowerment Award. It has been a privilege to collaborate closely with many regional, national, and global partners on a critical objective: to help enable and accelerate the growth and success of women founders, owners, and leaders. It will take sustained collaborative action with critical mass to move this critical dial, and facilitate greater access to the investment, resources, and opportunities required to advance women entrepreneurs. Here in Ottawa, we strive to help catalyze the first woman-owned and led $100 million company in Canada’s Capital. I share this award with all partners who are driving consistent action and progress towards these shared goals. It is a testament to the power of collaboration. Sonya Shorey, Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Collaboration, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O | Women of Inspiration™ Economic Empowerment Award

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 encourage nominees to become a ChangemakeHER, InfluenceHER or SupportHER to drive change!

As a WOI Alumni, 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, integrity and belive in advancing women personally and professionally. This is important to us. Our network represents the voices of leaders and companies committed to equity, diversity and inclusion who lead by example and drive change in their networks, workplaces and communities. 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 accept the nomination, compose your answers and courage to step into the spotlight.  Completing the nomination empowers others to do the same.

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

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Nominee Professional Bio

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Your Story

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Accomplishments and Awards

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Category Relevant Contributions

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Please tell us what it means to be nominated as Women of Inspiration. Include a link to your video message for our Selection Committee.

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.

Social Media and Influence

This will be used for marketing your nomination, we encourage Nominees to leverage their social media networks and share their nomination, and support fellow nominees.

How To Reach You

Award recipients receive a Letter of Recognition.

Marketing and Promotion

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees ARE eligible to be nominated and submit a new Nomination Package for subsequent years. *WOI Alumni are not to reapply.
Membership enables our network to grow. We are a social enterprise. Every membership empowers us to advance women personally and professionally.
The cost of the tickets supported the cost of our program and marketing.