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.
In 2016, AWE expanded our awards program in order to be able to recognize more of the amazing things women entrepreneurs are doing in our province. The three additional categories are the: AWE Upsurge Award, AWE Emerging Entrepreneur Award, and AWE Emerging Innovator Award.
This is the only event of its kind in Alberta that brings together female entrepreneurs with representatives from government, industry, media, and educational institutions to celebrate the outstanding contributions of inspiring female entrepreneurs.
Congratulations to our 2017 Recipient, Jeanette DeBruin!
Thirty years ago, Jeanette DeBruin co-founded AltaPro Electric, a leader in the electrical design-build industry. Jeanette is passionate and committed to strengthening the construction
industry, as evidenced through her role on several related boards and her company’s innovative approach. She has lead the business from humble beginnings to now employ 118 people and completed over 1,000 projects including 15 schools in Alberta.
“I am honoured to share this award with so many deserving women nominated in each of the categories. Thank you for recognizing the ‘Legacy of Business’ and the resilience to direct and lead as a woman in the business world."