Lifetime Achievement Award

BYAs Eligibility Criteria

This recipient has earned the recognition and respect of their peers in their field and the community. They are an extraordinary person who leads by example and inspires others to become better versions of themselves. Through their courage, confidence, commitment, and integrity, they significantly impact their field and community.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. Live or work within fifty-five (55) kilometres of Ottawa Centre as the crow flies
  2. Self-identify as a woman

The criteria used to assess nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award are service and mentorship, community involvement, leadership, program development, publications, professionalism, bio, and overall presentation.

Nominations closed May 29, 2023.

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 recipients by applying a weighted point system that ensures fairness and consistency. If you are interested in becoming a Selection Committee member, please contact us at