Enterprise Leader

This is a description of an inspiring leader who holds a position of influence in a for-profit or non-profit organization, a non-governmental organization, a social enterprise, a registered charity, or a foundation. They showcase exceptional leadership qualities and have a strong, positive impact on their surroundings. Their vision and leadership have a far-reaching influence on the organization’s finances, organizational strategy, productivity, staff motivation, business development, customer/client care, and leadership. This person is driving innovation in their industry, making significant contributions to the community, or making a substantial difference in their field.

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 individual is a non-controlling shareholder and/or not majority owner of the corporation/business. Applicants who qualify in the Entrepreneurial Leader category should not apply to the Enterprise Leader category.

The criteria used to assess nominees in the Enterprise Leader category are business acumen, leadership, mentorship and community involvement, 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.