Levels of Recognition

Lifetime Contribution

Nominees for this category are exceptional women who demonstrate superior leadership and success over several years with an extensive track record of long-term achievements, community involvement and professional growth.  Their accomplishments include excellence in their fields of work and community service with lasting results and noticeable benefits to the citizens of Ottawa.

Their accomplishments may include life-long service, outstanding acts of kindness, charitable work, community building or any other exemplary accomplishments that have inspired change and/or innovation, broken barriers, and have had important influence on the social and economic well-being of our City’s communities.

These nominees are known for surpassing high standards of excellence in their commitment to fostering growth and development of others  by sharing guidance and their professional skills, advocating and giving a voice to others, and enriching the lives of current and future generations.

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Community Pillars

Nominees for this category are eminent community leaders who demonstrate a true service and positive influence in their commitment to their work and/or initiatives. The nominees act as catalysts for change by inspiring, leading, and engaging people to rally into action. These role models understand and continually support the future growth and sustainability of their communities by connecting people and resources. As leaders, they stand apart by being strong and articulate, innovative, visionary, and creative. Their accomplishments may include identifying and resolving a need, developing something new, or fostering change. They improve the quality of life in Ottawa by strengthening their respective communities or groups.

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Women of Inspiration

Nominees within this category are unsung heroines.  They inspire others through their community service, work, ideas, and by example. They are role models that are making a difference in the lives of others. Their sustained and strong devotion to volunteering represents and encourages good citizenship. They are important team members and mentors to colleagues and to others. They represent the woven threads of Ottawa’s safety social nets to the benefit of those socially or economically disadvantaged, weak, ill, or subjects of neglect, prejudice, or malice.

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