Community Impact Award

This person is known as a volunteer who selflessly dedicates their time to bring about positive change in their organization and/or community. They understand the significance of diversity and strive towards increasing equity to establish a level-playing field for under-represented groups. They create an environment where everyone can express their true selves. Their volunteer efforts could include actively participating in fundraising activities, mentoring or teaching others on a voluntary basis, initiating and leading social programs, or spending a considerable amount of time contributing to social welfare programs to make a positive impact.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the Businesswoman of the Year, individuals must:

  • Live or work within fifty-five (55) kilometres radius of Ottawa Centre
  • Self-identify as a woman

The criteria used to assess nominees for the Community Impact Award are community participation, community contributions, leadership, bio, and overall presentation.

Nominations close April 17, 2024

Selection Committee

The Businesswoman of the Year Awards selects reputable members of the Ottawa business community to assess nominees. The Selection Committee members play an important role in selecting the recipient by applying a weighted point system that ensures fairness and consistency.

If you are interested in becoming a Selection Committee member, please fill out a contact form on our Committee page.