2019 Women Influencers Awards

Acknowledging the Unsung Heroes of Our Communities

The Women’s Collaborative Hub (WCH) is excited to be hosting the 3rd Annual Women Influencers Awards recognizing the unsung heroes who make a mark in our communities of the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows, & Maple Ridge; these women inspire, influence, encourage, at the same time, mentor others and deserve to be recognized for their outstanding efforts.

Women Influencer Awards celebrates with women and men those ladies from all walks of life who make a positive difference to those around them; women whose achievements go beyond success in their personal and professional lives, and whose influence benefits their communities.

Mark in your calendar and be at the 3rd Annual Women Influencers Awards on November 17th, 2019 at 1:00pm in the fantastic Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam BC.

Women Influencers Awards  celebrate most powerful women of the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows, & Maple Ridge to raise your profile amongst the utmost renowned names in the communities. Establishing connected face-to-face relationships that lead to new and stronger business opportunities. Together we support and celebrate your achievements by aiming to provide you with an experience that is truly inspirational – an event with women influencers in our communities!  Where and when men and women, at last, have a long overdue opportunity to celebrate those amazing women!

Award Eligibility:

  •         Must be 18 years by the Awards Night
  •         Nominee will accept Nomination
  •        Nominee can only be nominated in ONE category
  •         Demonstrates Inclusivity
  •         Community Driven
  •         Service Oriented
  •         Displays commitment
  •         Positive Influence in the communities
  •         Lives and/or works in the Tri Cities, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge areas
  •         Identify as a woman

Selection Process:

The Women’s Collaborative Hub Planning Committee reviews all nominations and is comprised of Women of Distinction across the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge. Nominations are rated against the nomination criteria and the committee may contact nominees, nominators and supporters to confirm references. Selections are made in consideration of the impact the individual has made in the communities in the respective categories. Award recipients must be able to attend (in person or via skype) the awards ceremony, and participate in pre-event reception.

#1 BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY – she is a front-liner who sees people not tasks. She is the individual who works far beyond her job description especially in her assistance to individuals expecting nothing in return. Her activity has been instrumental in changing lives.

Examples: 911 responder, Pharmacist, Mental Health Nurse, Eldercare, Counsellor, Physiotherapist, Sitter, Home Health Aid, Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Paramedics, etc.

#2 SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION  – The earth is the most precious asset that we all share. Efforts that we make to sustain this vital resource is not only necessary but makes perfect sense. A sustainability champion is a woman who is an advocate for initiatives aimed at reducing the negative impact on the natural environment. They are a role model and have made sustainability an integral part of their day to day life or business. They improve quality of life and are results oriented.

Examples: Builders, Architects, Fashion Designers, Farmers, Chefs, Ecologists, Community Business Leaders, etc.

#3 INSPIRATIONAL WONDER WOMAN  – This wonder woman inspires, leads, and engages people to take action.  She is a role model, über organizer and volunteer who has traits that only a few possess. She has a reputation as a “super woman”.

#4 EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR  – We all know an exceptional educator that has touched our lives. She has the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual, social-emotional & physical development of her students – be they children or adults of any age. She effectively and positively changes the direction of other’s lives.

Examples: Principal, Vice-Principal, Teacher, Special Education Assistant, Tutor, Coach, Higher Education Professional, etc.

#5 EMERGING INFLUENCER  – she is a young entrepreneurs or emerging leader between the ages of 18-30, who demonstrates a capacity to act as a catalyst for change.  She represents a new generation of leaders who advocates for others and gives a voice to them. Her impact is felt both online, in the community locally or globally.

#6 EXTRAORDINARY LEADER – she is a driving force for positive change personally and professionally. Her leadership qualities show in the number of people she empowers through her actions and excellent communication. She is a team player, networker, connector and mentor who finds joy in the success of others.  She builds shared visions to inspire others and challenges the status quo.

Examples: CEO, CFO, or COO

#7 COMMUNITY STEWARD – she is a faith-based or community leader who has shown outstanding service by dedicating her efforts to local fellowships, congregations, parishes, and neighborhood audience.

Examples: Clergy/Pastor, Youth Pastor, Choir Master, Senior’s Advocate, Spiritual Leader

# 8 INDIGENOUS LEADER – she is dedicated to helping people in her community. She is seen as a spiritual leader. She is dedicated to her culture and is eager to educate others.

Example: Elder, Spiritual Leader, Educator, Historian/Archivist

# 9 NEW IMMIGRANT INFLUENCER – she is a landed new immigrant who has been in the community five years or less. She has embraced her new community and exhibits great potential through her leadership, volunteerism and work ethic. She has overcome adversity and has risen above the odds and chooses to make a difference in her new country.

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Nominate A Woman Leader

Women may nominate themselves or be nominated by others who are deserving of this honour. There are 9 categories for nomination and many women will be eligible in more than one category. Please select the BEST category fit as a nominee can only be nominated in ONE CATEGORY. Please complete this form and the essay and return to the Women’s Collaborative Hub electronically no later than October 4th, 2019, 11:59pm.

Nomination Criteria

  • Anyone may nominate
  • Nominees can only be nominated for ONE award
  • Nominees must be 18 years or older by November 17, 2019
  • Nominees will demonstrate inclusivity, be community driven, service oriented, display commitment and have a positive influence in our communities
  • Nominees must live and/or work in the TriCities, Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge
  • Nominees must identify as female
  • Nominees must be willing to let nomination stand; nominators must indicate that they have confirmed with the nominees by checking the relevant box on the on the nomination form.

Submission Guidelines  

  • The nomination form must be complete – incomplete nominations will not be accepted.
  • The qualification paragraph may be a maximum of 750 words and should include a clear, concise, and succinct narrative description of the nominee’s achievements and overall impact on our communities qualifying her for the award.
  • Nominations will only be accepted by email; audio or video submissions will not be accepted.
  • Women’s Collaborative Hub reserves the right to move a nominee to a different category than nominated for.

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