2018 AWE Awards 

Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! AWE is giving female business leaders in our province the recognition they deserve by presenting four outstanding female entrepreneurs with one of AWE’s 2018 Entrepreneur awards.

Since 2012, the annual AWE Celebration of Achievement award has paid tribute to an exceptional woman entrepreneur who has built a business in Alberta with a significant impact on the economy and the community. This entrepreneur is an inspirational leader and a role model for women in business.

In 2016, AWE expanded our awards program to be able to recognize more of the amazing female entrepreneurs in our province. The three additional categories are the: AWE Emerging Entrepreneur Award, AWE Emerging Innovator Award and AWE Upsurge Award.

Enter to Win Our Event Grand Prize: A Trip of a Lifetime!

WildQuest has generously partnered with AWE to bring a trip of a lifetime to one lucky winner. WildQuest is the only place in the world hosting week-long retreats where you swim with wild dolphins in the warm crystal clear turquoise waters off the coast of Bimini, The Bahamas. 

Imagine a week going out into the open ocean every day and finding the dolphins who hang around to connect with us. In their own home, on their own terms.  For the last twenty years, we’ve spotted the dolphins four days out of five. 

This bucket list holiday is transformational and all about connecting to the heart to the dolphins, each other in the human pod. There’s yoga and meditation every morning too. A third of WildQuest’s visitors love it so much, they come back for more.


Award Descriptions

Emerging Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a female entrepreneur who has built a strong, scalable business foundation and has achieved early success with strong market potential.

Emerging Innovator Award

Awarded to a female entrepreneur who has built an innovation or technology-based business and has achieved early success with strong market potential.

Upsurge Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a female entrepreneur who has built a solid foundation for her business and is now experiencing rapid growth and significant expansion opportunity for her business by strengthening her leadership capacity and developing new market opportunities.

She has a strong vision and drive and has achieved business growth by cultivating loyal and passionate brand ambassadors among her customers and employees.

Celebration of Achievement Award

Awarded to an exceptional female entrepreneur who has achieved recognizable success and acts as a role model for women in business. This visionary woman is an inspirational leader who has built an entrepreneurial venture in Alberta that has made a significant impact on the economy and the community.