NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED!!
Nominate a Woman of Distinction who has improved the lives of other women and girls through contributions in areas such as:
Nomination submission guidelines
The Selection Committee reviews all nominations and is comprised of Women of Distinction alumnae, members of YWCA Toronto and community representatives. Nominations are rated against the nomination criteria and the committee may contact nominees, nominators and supporters to confirm information. Selections are made in consideration of equity and balanced representation from various sectors. Award recipients must be able to attend the awards ceremony, and participate in pre-event media and promotion of the Awards.
The recommended slate of Award recipients is approved by YWCA Toronto's Board of Directors. All nominators will be contacted by February 2016. Nominations not selected in the given year are kept on file for consideration the following year.
YWCA Toronto's Women of Distinction Awards is its most significant fundraising event, supporting more than 40 YWCA programs across Toronto, helping women and girls achieve equality, economic sustainability and lives free from violence.
Nomination criteria questions
How does your nominee demonstrate her commitment to and advocacy for improving the lives of women and/or girls?
Why is your nominee recognized as a Door Opener and/or Role Model? A Door Opener helps women to achieve greater independence & success in traditional and non-traditional careers; a Role Model leads by example, mentoring and educating.
What impact has the leadership of your nominee had on other women and/or girls?
How has your nominee broken new ground or old barriers? How has she been an agent for change in a particular environment or has she made an impact in her chosen field of endeavour?
Give examples of how your nominee is committed to equity across barriers including gender, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, etc.
** Additional question for Young Woman of Distinction Nominee:
Should you be selected, how would you use the $3,000 grant?
Total words: 1,000
Who do I contact?
Valerie Thompson, Events and Stewardship Officer