2023 Categories

Igniting Equity

This award will honour a woman who has made significant and sustained difference in marginalized groups within her the community. She is a voice for change and igniting equity. She has challenged systems that oppress women, racialized groups or gender and sexual diverse persons or those suffering from homelessness and mental health issues. She may work with and lead different services within her community or has created programs to help uplift and empower these marginalized groups. She has broken down barriers through her professional and/or personal endeavours, leading by example for the work she does every day.

Action & Advocacy

This award will honour a woman or group of women who are leading social action, volunteering & humanitarianism in the community. She dedicates her career, time, or personalized interests toward lending a hand to organizations and causes in the community. She has made a significant difference in Southern Saskatchewan while leveraging passion, position, and desire to enact change through inspiring, educating, and creating action toward the causes she cares about. She motivates others to use their voice, take action and make change in the community.  

Women in Non-Traditional Roles

This award will honour a woman or group of women who are breaking ground and displaying leadership in a role that is considered non-traditional. Non-traditional is defined as any occupation in which women make up 25% or less of the total workforce. She has made a significant and sustained difference in the Southern Saskatchewan area. She works to create opportunities for women in her chosen industry or field, uplifting them to succeed in these non-traditional roles. She may work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, farming, trades and construction or any other non-traditional industry. 

Indigenous Resurgence in Action

This award will honour a woman or group of women who are answering the call for Indigenous cultural resurgence and reconciliation. She has made a significant and sustained difference through her commitment to re-establishing cultural practices which may include language revitalization, ceremonial teachings and programming, along with advocacy on Treaty and Inherent rights recognition, reconciliation actions in community conversation and relationship building. She may be part of a group or working independently to advocate and find a new way forward. She inspires, motivates, and leads by action to create the change she wants to see. 

Community Champion

This award will honour a woman or group of women who inspire a passion for lifelong learning and development in those around her. She has made a significant and sustained difference in the Southern Saskatchewan area. She contributes through practice, research or administration in a learning environment including the education system, employee training and development, community education and/or alternative programs. She motivates others to gain knowledge, set goals or seek opportunities. She may be an academic, educator, administrator or other champion of learning.  

Innovator

This award honours a woman whose achievements in the corporate sector or as a business owner show her commitment to excellence in the business world. She has a proven track record of innovation, sustainability, and profitability in her field, leveraging her success to advocate for and to elevate other women in business. She has demonstrated leadership within her company or among her employees, facilitating change and opportunities whenever possible.  

Young Women of Distinction

This award will honour a young woman or group of women between the ages of 14 to 25 in the Southern Saskatchewan area who have made a significant and sustained difference in her chosen field of work, education, or volunteering. She demonstrates leadership, maturity and compassion. She has made a significant difference through her commitment to a cause or pursuit of a personal dream while showing perseverance, innovation and a keen understanding of community issues.