Dufferin County, ON: The Dufferin Women in Business (DWIB) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2018 Sparkle Awards. Nominations are being accepted through the website, dwib.ca/sparkle-awards-2018
“The intent of the Sparkle Awards is to provide a way to recognize, without judgement, women in business who are high-achievers,” Liz Skorski, DWIB Chair, said. “Isn’t it nice to be recognized?”
The Sparkle Awards are so named because “sparkle”, like a diamond, symbolizes the change in self-realization and a deeper understanding of mental and emotional maturity. It is a symbolic meaning of prosperity, strength, harmony, purity and peace. These awards encourage everyone to be the diamond in their rough and be the best they can be.
Women who demonstrate this sparkle can be nominated in any of the following categories:
2018 Woman of Influence: recognizes a woman in the Dufferin business community who has used her skills and influence to promote local business, especially those run by women and remains committed to high standards of ethics in her business practice.
Volunteer of the Year: recognizes a woman in the Dufferin business community who participates on a volunteer basis to local charities, nonprofits and events for the betterment of others and the community.
Mentor of the Year: recognizes a woman in the Dufferin business community who has used her skills and experience to lend a hand to entrepreneurs, new business and growing businesses to increase their likelihood of success.
Networker of the Year: recognizes a woman in the Dufferin business community who participates in local networking groups and events and understands that building relationships with others is the key to success.
All nominees will be asked to provide a short bio and photo that speaks to their accomplishments in the award category. DWIB will invite the public to read the bios online in preparation to vote at the Gala on Nov 21/18. Votes will be tabulated, and winners announced at the Gala. Tickets for the Gala are on sale now at dwib.ca/sparkle-awards-registration.