To be eligible for a 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a nominee must have owned and operated a viable business for a minimum of two full years as of March 31, 2020. All women in business, except where noted below, are eligible for nomination. Eligibility
A nominee must have ownership of her business(es) at least equal to any of the other majority shareholders. Those who do not own 100 percent of the business must provide detailed information on the remaining shareholders or partners in the business including the percentage owned by each individual and his/her role in the business. Nominee must be responsible for the business(es) day-to-day management and financial performance, and have operating control of the business to be considered for an award.
The following are eligible for awards:
All nominees and the business(es) for which they are nominated must be in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
*Please note that these eligibility requirements do not apply to the Corporation of the Year Awards category.
The nomination deadline for the 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards has been extended to Friday, August 7, 2020. Nomination
Nominees may be contacted to determine eligibility and to provide additional information.
Award winners will be notified and invited to accept their NLOWE Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala, which will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
The winners of NLOWE's 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be honoured at our digital Awards event on Thursday, November 26, 2020. The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala is one of NLOWE’s highlights of the year, and this year we are going virtual.
Press releases will be distributed to the winners' local media outlets and winners will be the focus of extensive advertising and promotion. Past nominees, applicants and winners have found that the awards program has opened new doors for them while generating respect and approval from their peers and customers.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11 (1.888.656.9311)