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2019 WCT Annual Award Nominations

The 2019 WCT Annual Awards recognizes the contributions and leadership of women, men and organizations who champion diversity and opportunity for women in Canada's communications and technology sectors. Our award winners exemplify leadership excellence and diversity in Canada's innovation industries. Thank you for nominating a deserving individual or organization for a WCT Annual Award.

 
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Thank you for nominating a deserving candidate for WCT 2019  Woman of the Year Award! 

This award is the highest individual honour bestowed by WCT. It is presented to a woman executive who has made a significant contribution to the digital industries - broadcasting, telecommunications and technology - while also making a major contribution to the advancement of all women. This award recognizes extraordinary leaders and visionaries who have made a material difference to the roles women play and their influence in the digital economy. Nominations for this award must highlight the nominee's contribution to her industry and to the overall advancement of women. The Woman of the Year Award recipient will be honoured at the 2019 WCT Annual Awards Gala on May 1, 2019 in Ottawa.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Please submit the completed nomination no later than January 4, 2019. Save your draft at any time by clicking on the Save Draft button. 

If you have questions about the nominations or submission process, contact awards@wct-fct.com. A French version is available upon request by emailing awards@wct-fct.com. Note: There is no fee to apply. However, recipients are required to pay their own expenses to attend the Awards Gala.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Answers to the criteria questions
  • Two letters of support from professional persons not related to the nominee. At least one should be from a supporter outside her company.
  • The nominee’s complete and updated resumé (max. 2 pages) listing career and community activities and accomplishments
  • The nominee’s updated biography 
  • A headshot photo (300 KB or better resolution)

Thank you for nominating a deserving organization to be WCT Company of the Year! 

Every year, WCT recognizes a leading company in the digital sector that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the advancement of women and achieved measurable results in creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Company of the Year award winners are leaders in investing in diversity and inclusion. Their consistent use of best practices to create greater opportunities and better workplaces for women distinguish them as role models and leaders in the Canadian economy. The WCT Company of the Year Award recipient will be honoured at the 2019 WCT Annual Awards Gala on May 1, 2019 in Ottawa.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Please submit the completed nomination no later than January 4, 2019. Save your draft at any time by clicking on the Save Draft button. 

If you have questions about the nominations or submission process, contact awards@wct-fct.com. A French version is available upon request by emailing awards@wct-fct.comNote: There is no fee to apply. However, recipients are required to pay their own expenses to attend the Awards Gala.

Thank you for nominating a deserving candidate for a WCT 2019 Leadership Excellence Award! 

The Leadership Excellence Awards (LEAs) are one way in which the WCT community celebrates the talented individuals who are making Canada’s communications, technology, digital media, public sector and gaming industries better places for women to establish and flourish in their careers. Note that the Mentor and Diversity Champion awards are open to men. The Leadership Excellence Award recipients will be honoured at the 2019 WCT Annual Awards Gala on May 1, 2019 in Ottawa. 

Nomination process

Please submit the completed nomination no later than January 4, 2019. Save your draft at any time by clicking on the Save Draft button. 

If you have questions about the nominations or submission process, contact awards@wct-fct.com. A French version is available upon request by emailing awards@wct-fct.comNote: There is no fee to apply. However, recipients are required to pay their own expenses to attend the Awards Gala.

A completed nomination package includes:

  • Answers to the criteria questions 
  • Two letters of support from professional persons not related to the nominee. At least one should be from a supporter outside their company.
  • The nominee’s complete and updated resumé (max. two pages) listing career and community activities and accomplishments 
  • The nominee’s updated biography 
  • A headshot photo or logo (300 KB or better) 

WCT recognizes that men play vital roles - as mentors, sponsors, advocates, thought leaders and framers of corporate culture - in the advancement of women. This award recognizes the men who have made significant contributions to empowering women in their own organizations, in the digital industries, in public policy or across the whole economy.

This award is for engaging girls in STEM recognizes an individual, program, organization or company that demonstrates success in empowering girls to continue their participation and education in STEM. It salutes an organization or program that has demonstrated leadership in inspiring girls to enter STEM and developing best practices as role models for girls in STEM.

They have the courage to go it alone, as a start-up or a woman-led business. Recipients of the award for Entrepreneur have blazed new trails or built the equivalent of a better mousetrap in technology, communications, broadcasting, social media or gaming. They’ve broken away from the pack to find their own version of success, contributing to our industry in new and definitive ways.

The Innovator award is given to someone who has contributed to their field, company or area of expertise in new, novel and unusual ways. They’re known for being exceptional at what they do, and often raise the bar by creating knowledge or technology in new and useful ways. They believe in themselves and their ideas. They take chances on others, too, welcoming new thinking, processes and problem-solving styles.

For Mentor award recipients, guiding and helping to develop women leaders in the tech and communications sectors is a fundamental responsibility. Nominees may be involved in industry-wide initiatives, or helping younger women bolster their careers at their own workplaces. Some mentors are natural, informal guides and coaches, always ready to listen and advise. Others are in more structured mentoring arrangements, working with selected candidates, helping develop programs, or getting their employer to support more mentorship programs, especially for women.

Preparing the industry’s next generation of leaders is a key tenet of WCT. The award for Rising Star is presented to a young person whose talent and leadership abilities are evident early in their career. They are quick off the mark and setting a new pace, influencing thought and charting new directions in their industries and organizations.

Trailblazers create their own career path in sectors, disciplines or professions where women are absent or under-represented. Their pathways to success have demanded a strong vision and determination that vanquishes isolation and self-doubt to create a place not only for themselves but for other women who will follow.

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Briefly explain why the nominee is deserving of a 2019 WCT Leadership Excellence Award  - Noteworthy contributions the nominee has made to the industry - How the nominee has served as an industry model in the category the award represents - Two or more brief examples of how the nominee has demonstrated support for the advancement of women or peers in the industry - The nominee's community activities that are personally meaningful and have still led to greater prominence for themselves, their company and the community itself.