Edmonton, AB - Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is pleased to announce the finalists for their annual AWE Awards which recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the business community in Alberta. There are three categories with multiple finalists named in each, as well as one Celebration of Achievement Award recipient who is recognized for being an inspirational leader and role model for women in business.
The recipients of the awards will be announced and celebrated at the annual AWE Award Reception in Edmonton on April 25, 2018 at the Sutton Place hotel.
Listed below are the award categories and finalists who have each demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit through perseverance, the courage to take risks and the ability to seize opportunity.
Awards & Finalists
AWE Upsurge Award
This award recognizes an entrepreneur who has a strong vision and passion for growth. The recipient has built a solid foundation for her business, has experienced growth, and has significant expansion opportunities.
AWE Emerging Award
This award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built a strong, scalable business foundation, has achieved early success and market traction.
AWE Emerging Innovator Award
This award recognizes an entrepreneur who has built an innovation-based business and who has achieved early success with strong market potential.
- Connie Stacey - Growing Greener Innovations
- Gina Cherkowski - STEM learning lab
- Charity Callahan - Zen Earth Corp
Celebration of Achievement
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.
2018 Recipient: Eveline Charles
“This is our sixth year hosting the AWE Awards and the resilience and enthusiasm of our nominees continues to amaze me. We are excited to recognize outstanding women who have made significant contributions to our community and economy.”
- Marcela Mandeville, CEO, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)