The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the Women in Business Awards for 2024. An awards luncheon that provides a platform to recognize the women that lead and succeed in Barrie. By acknowledging social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and innovation; trail blazers and leaders in our community will receive the recognition and accolades they so richly deserve.
Join the incredible energy when you celebrate women in business! Nominate a woman that inspires you today, and plan to celebrate with us on March 7, 2024. Please think about which Barrie business woman inspires you, and submit their name for the 2024 Women in Business Awards.
For the person who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit – a true passion for building something great from nothing and pushing themselves to the limits to achieve big goals. The entrepreneur will have a demonstrated record of business excellence through innovation in product or service, organized growth and profit record, customer service, job creation and employee development, market served, and overall positive returns to the local economy and community.
For the person who best exemplifies the intrapreneurial spirit - a true passion for leadership from within the company, rising through the ranks, and pushing themselves and their coworkers to achieve big goals. The intrapreneur will have a demonstrated record of business excellence through innovation in product or service, organizational growth and profit record, customer service, management and coaching, and overall positive returns to the local economy and community.
Designed to recognize an individual in our community who is under the age of 30 (as of March 1st, 2024) and already making their mark in the Barrie area. Their individual achievements may be recognized through business success, community involvement, and/or contributions to the not-for-profit sector. We look for compelling stories that highlight business and community leadership.
For the woman in business who has had an incredible impact on our community; she is volunteering, donating, and lending a helping hand, all the while encouraging others to do the same. She is the first to step forward when a charity or non-profit needs something, and is often the last to step away from the efforts. As an owner or manager or key team member, she is leading her team in supporting our community and those who need assistance.
For the woman in trade who has broken barriers in their field and excelled to new levels. This person's skills and dedication to what they do shines through and makes them someone to admire for their passion for the industry, and their unwillingness to give up. She may be an owner, operator, or employee in an official trade (as per Ontario College of Trades list). Or, is a Leader within an Industry directly employing the trades (as defined above), such as but not restricted to: Construction, Industrial, Engineering, etc. eligible trades for this category can be found by clicking here.
For the person that has brought an outstanding vision to life, whether they created a brand new entity, or refreshed and strengthened an existing organization. This person's efforts have positively affected the Barrie community, and they are always going above and beyond to strive for business excellence. Through realizing their vision, this person has provided opportunities for others for employment, growth, charitable donations, etc.
Celebrating a remarkable Healthcare Hero, whose extraordinary dedication and steadfast commitment have left a lasting mark on the physical and mental well-being of the Barrie community. The Healthcare Hero Award honors the remarkable individual that has exceeded expectations in their service to the community, both through their professional endeavors and heartfelt devotion to the healthcare sector.