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Annual Awards Gala & Leadership Recognition

 

Recognizing powerful female leaders is a critical ingredient to advancing our mission. Our annual awards aim to empower women in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications, digital media and technology to achieve professional success, to aim higher and to be recognized for their achievements. 

Each spring, WCT shines a spotlight on the achievements of individual women and companies at our Gala. This year's theme is: 

Inclusion, Innovation, Inspiration: Propelling Canada's Leading Stars

 

 

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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.

Company of the Year Award 

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.

  

WCT Leadership Excellence Awards 

The Leadership Excellence awards celebrate individuals of achievement who have distinguished themselves in any sector of the communications and technology industries. 

DIVERSITY CHAMPION 

This award recognizes the contributions of men in advancing women's engagement and leadership in the digital economy. These recipients demonstrate their belief that diverse organizations are better run, more successful and more innovative than homogeneous ones through personal action and advocacy.  They are active sponsors, mentors and promoters of gender equality.  Within their organizations they set policy and processes to maximize the contributions and influence of women in their workforce and across the whole Canadian economy. 

EMPOWERMENT 

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.

ENTREPRENEUR 

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.

INNOVATOR 

This 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 re-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. 

MENTOR 

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. This category is open to both women and men.

RISING STAR 

Preparing the industry’s next generation of leaders is a key tenet of WCT. This award 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 tech/communications industries and organizations. 

TRAILBLAZER 

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.

WCT LEADER 

Recipients of this special category of award have made exceptional contributions to WCT. They may have volunteered their time to help guide and run our organization or championed our mission with potential funders. They may have led and overseen the development of our training and scholarship programs, helping to shape the experience of women who will soon be leading our industries’ most influential companies and organizations. 

Annual Awards Gala

When

May 1st, 2019

Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m. 
Awards and Dinner: 6 – 9 p.m.
Dessert Reception: 9 p.m.

Where

Canada Room,
National Arts Centre,
Ottawa, Ontario

Attire: Business Formal
 

Program

  • Opening Cocktail Reception
  • Dinner
  • WCT Annual Awards Presentation
  • Closing Dessert Reception

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Table (10 seats): $4000+hst

Individual Tickets:

Non-Members: $450 +hst
Members: 400 +hst

Entrepreneurs, Small Business and Students: $350 +hst
Email awards@wct-fct.com to inquire about this discount.