The mandate of BPW Canada is to develop the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network. Many women rise to the challenge as leaders in the pursuit of this goal – both in their community and workplace. BPW Canada salutes these women, through the BPW Canada Leadership Awards, which are presented to worthy recipients at the BPW Canada Biennial Convention. This is an honour award, without a cash prize, awarded to BPW Canada members in good standing.
The 2012 Leadership Awards was presented at BPW Canada's 43rd Biennial Convention at the Hilton Hotel in London, ON on Jun 23, 2013. Carole Orchard of BPW London, Ontario received the award. The award was presented by BPW Canada President, Doris Hall and BPW Canada Leadership Chair Teresa Habs.
The 2010 Leadership Awards was presented at BPW Canada’s 42nd Biennial Convention at the Horseshoe Resort north of Barrie, ON on June 19, 2010. Laura Noble of BPW London, Ontario received the award. The award was presented by BPW Germany member Henrike von Platen.
|Henrike von Platen (BPW Germany), Sue Calhoun( Immediate Past President BPWC, Laura Noble, Doris Hall (BPWC President), Carole Orchard (Immediate Past President BPW London, Ontario)|
The 2008 Leadership Awards were presented at BPW Canada's 41st Biennial Convention in Winnipeg in July 2008. Sheila Crook of BPW London, Ontario, Linda Prafke of BPW Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Rachel Proulx of BPW Greater Sudbury, Ontario received the distinctive award for their outstanding leadership. The awards were presented by the President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women Chonchanok (Nok) Viravan of Thailand.
Each winner received a certificate and a handcrafted piece of jewellery made from two interlocking ovals of copper and silver, one oval symbolizing the competencies of leadership (courage, self-discipline, influence and insight) and the second oval symbolizing integrity . The pins are made by Renata Pancini of Woodbridge, Ontario. All nominees received a certificate from BPW Canada.
Sheila Crook, Nok Viravan
Linda Prafke, Nok Viravan
In 2006, winners included Gertrude Demecha of Kamloops, BC; Bahi Krishnakhanthan of Ajax, ON; Joyce Marshall of Whitby, ON; and Julie McSorley of Moncton, NB. The recipients received a handcrafted piece of jewelry made from two interlocking ovals of copper and silver, one oval symbolizing the competencies of leadership (courage, self discipline, influence and insight) and the second oval symbolizing integrity.
BPW Canada Leadership Award Nomination Process
The BPW Canada Leadership Award is presented every two years at the BPW Canada National Convention.
Click here for Criteria and Submission Deadline: BPW Leadership Award Nomination Form