Call for nominations for the 24th Women of Distinction Awards
Do you know a woman who has made a positive and long-lasting impact on our society? Introduce her to the rest of the world by nominating her for one of the Women of Distinction Awards given out by the Women’s Y Foundation of Montreal.
Download the information and procedures and the nomination booklet :
A nomination may be submitted by the candidate herself, by another person, by an organization or by members of the Nominating Committee in one or more of these following categories:
Art, Culture and Design
She enriches society through her talent and engagement, whether in the visual arts, literature, architecture, design, or performing arts. She encourages creative work and the promotion and development of the arts, design, and culture.
Business and Entrepreneurship
She is an entrepreneur, manager, or professional. Her colleagues recognize her constant commitment to excellence. She has generated positive and long-lasting changes that open the way for growth and development. She demonstrates respect and commitment to her business, clients, and colleagues.
Information and Education
She excels in the art of informing others with inspiring, enriching, and effective messages. Using her excellent communication abilities, she stimulates in others the desire to learn and become informed.
She works in the public or parapublic sector. Her role involves listening to her community’s needs and defending their interests with conviction. She is the voice of change because with her words and acts she sparks action.
Research and Innovation
Her research and the innovative concepts it brings forward generate significant change in her field and society. She is a visionary who puts her work to practical use.
Social Environmental Engagement
She is actively engaged in a social or environmental cause. Her practical contributions to sustainable and responsible social development are guided by the values of social equity and justice and mutual aid.
Sport and Health/Wellness
Her work is to promote and develop health, physical activity, and wellness in her community. She brings about positive long-lasting change by encouraging people in her community to change some of their habits and prioritize healthy lifestyle choices, for both their bodies and their minds.
*** Please note that the Young Woman of Distinction Award will be presented this year as part of La Soirée Inspirationnelle. ***
She or he is someone who, by their concrete action, brings positive and lasting change in terms of inclusion, social and gender equality, women’s security and the reduction of violence.
Coup de coeur YWCA Montreal
She is a volunteer, a participant or a resident who has brought positive and lasting change to her life or to the life of other women.
|Impact – Noteworthy accomplishments that have generated positive and long-lasting social change||30%|
|Innovation – Positive social changes rooted in original and innovative concepts||20%|
|Engagement – Major contribution to community and social life, in particular, to enhance solidarity and inclusiveness.||30%|
|Inspiration – Capacity to inspire and motivate.||20%|
- Monday, January 30th, 2017: Call for nominations.
- Friday, March 3th, 2017 (deadline): Receipt of submissions and verification of content.
- Wednesday, March 8th, 2017: Dossiers sent to the jury’s – First selection. Evaluation of dossiers.
- Week of March 27th, 2017: Jury’s – First selection deliberation and selection of 3 candidates for each category.
- Monday, April 3th, 2017: Dossiers sent to the grand jury. Evaluation of dossiers.
- Wednesday April 19th, 2017: Grand jury’s deliberation and selection of the laureates for each of the 11 categories.
- Week of April 24th, 2017: Announcement of the results to all nominees and confirmation of the laureates’ acceptance of their awards.
- Tuesday, May 23th, 2017: Public announcement of the Women of Distinction by the Foundation.