The Women’s Y Foundation of Montreal is committed to supporting the importance of women’s leadership and ambition in all spheres of the community. Our vision: an inclusive and egalitarian society where women and girls have the power to reach their full potential.
The Women of Distinction Awards thus contribute to the recognition of the role of women in the advancement of society and make it possible to engage and mobilize this fundraiser’s guests to take a more active part in society.
The Women of Distinction Awards honour women who, through their commitment and achievements in their respective fields, have a positive and lasting impact on society. These Awards are unique in their kind, particularly because of the diversity of the profile of their laureates.
- Art, Culture and Design
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Information and Education
- Public Services
- Research and Innovation
- Social and Environmental Engagement
- Sport and Health/Wellness
3 SPECIAL AWARDS (under nomination)
- Coup de coeur YWCA Montreal
Participate to the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards
March 18th at 8:30
Mr. Laurent Ferreira, Honorary President of the 27th edition of the Women of Distinction Award, invites you on March 18 to a friendly breakfast in the comfort of your home. Indeed, due to the current context, the Women’s Y Foundation will offer you an entirely virtual event under the theme TOGETHER.
TOGETHER, we will have the chance to honor exceptional people who transform our society in terms of equality, inclusion and non-violence.
TOGETHER, they have shown courage, resilience, agility, creativity, leadership, perseverance, and solidarity just like all of us over the past year.
With the participation of several surprise guests!
Honorary President, 27th Women of Distinction Awards
Chief Operation Officer
Call for candidates
You want to reveal a Women of Distinction? You have until Friday, May 31, 2021 to nominate a candidate.
Due to the current pandemic, please note that the Women of Distinction Award has been put on pause and will be back in the fall of 2022. All candidacies received this year will be analysed for this 2022 edition. Thank you for your understanding and stay connected for news on this event.
Women of Distinction Awards archives
Check out the archives of the previous editions of the Women of Distinction Awards Benefit Event.