Jury Process

The integrity of Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women is entirely contingent on the fair evaluations of nominations that are free from conflict of interest and bias; thus, there are stringent protocols in place to ensure impartiality, consistency and fairness. These high standards are also applied to the selection of Jury Panel Members (Jurors) who are chosen based on established criteria with a focus on experience, abilities and credibility. Equally important is the composition of the Jury Panel in reflecting Ottawa’s rich diversity.

Award recognitions are voted on by 3 Jurors selected from a voluntary Jury Panel under the direction of the Jury Committee. The Jurors, Jury Panel, and Jury Committee are at arm’s length from any nomination.