About the Award
CCAB and TD are proud to present the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award. The role of Indigenous women in traditional life has long been one of leadership and strength. The tenacity and determination of our Indigenous women stands as a powerful testament to their role in preserving our traditions and culture.
This award celebrates successful, accomplished, committed Indigenous women that serves as not only a national recognition but as a platform to the future. A future where Indigenous women take their rightful place at the table among men and women of all cultures. In true celebration of lives well lived from tradition to academia, family to prosperity, they continue to lead the way.
CCAB encourages nominations from all First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Inuit and Métis business, political and nationally engaged women whose work has changed the lives of people in their communities and nationally. Anyone 18 years of age and older is eligible to submit a nomination.
The 2020 Award presentation has been postponed due to Covid-19. It will be presented in the fall. More details to follow.
BUSINESS, COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AND A LIFE’S WORTH OF EXCELLENCE
Nominees should have a history of excellence in the conduct of their business, careers, politics and community leadership reflecting their skills, vision, determination and perseverance. Laureates of Indigenous Women in Leadership (IWIL) are distinguished people who are well advanced in their successful careers and change-making lives.
CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY
Nominees should be known for their contributions to the development of their community. Setting an example for others to follow can be as important as holding a formal leadership position. Nominees should enjoy broad community support because of the impact of their business or life activities. Nominees should be catalysts for change in their community.
COMMITMENT TO BUILDING CAPACITY
Nominees should have contributed to the expansion of knowledge and capacity. Embracing new technologies while remaining committed to traditional ways is an important part of sustainable development. Nominees should have the vision to challenge accepted wisdom and move beyond it, and the commitment to give their employees or community meaningful access to training or education opportunities respecting and including traditional knowledge and culture.
Nominees should have contributed in a substantive way to the community and/or national well-being. Their results should be identifiable and measurable, and could include economic development, employment opportunities, sustained business growth, starting and maintaining new ventures, and creating options for the future. As well as accomplishments in sectors that can include the arts, sports, politics, health, education etc.
Nomination deadline for 2021 submissions is Friday, January 29, 2021. The award recipient and a guest receive air travel and accommodation to attend the event.
Candidates are deemed ineligible if they have an existing formal relationship with CCAB (e.g. Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Corporate Sponsor, etc.)