Celebration of Achievement & Entrepreneur Awards

Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! WESK is giving female business leaders in our province the recognition they deserve by presenting five outstanding female entrepreneurs with one of WESK’s 2019 Celebration of Achievement & Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Conexus Credit Union.

Across four categories, WESK’s Entrepreneur Awards recognized entrepreneurial excellence in Community Involvement, Growth & Expansion, Innovation, and Indigenous Business. The Celebration of Achievement Award is hand-selected by our awards committee, there is no application process for this award.

Award Descriptions

Community Involvement Award is presented to an entrepreneurs that has been a leader in creating ways of conducting business that has a positive impact on the community. This individual has shown evidence of clearly expressed and widely communicated strategy, focusing on actions which demonstrate a responsibility to enhance the social and natural environments in which they operate. These entrepreneurs truly look out for the triple bottom line – people, profits, plant.

Growth & Expansion Award is presented to a Saskatchewan entrepreneur that has successfully developed an implemented a strategy that has resulted in rapid growth and increased profitability and shows the potential for further growth and success.

Innovation Award is presented to a Saskatchewan entrepreneur that is pushing conventional boundaries and is disrupting and reshaping their industry through groundbreaking achievements in bringing innovation to market. The application can be based on the development of a specific product or service or on the repositioning of the organization and is not limited solely to innovations of technological nature.

Indigenous Entrepreneurship Award is presented to a leading Indigenous business, which through a strong business concept shows plans for future growth and viability over the long term. Additionally, this business demonstrates a strong understanding of their market and competitors and has a long-term commitment to the community.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Celebration of Achievement & Awards, your business must:

  • Have operated in Saskatchewan for a minimum of three years (excluding the Innovation Award)
  • Be operating in Saskatchewan and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Not have won in the same category in the past year
  • Not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Celebration of Achievement & Awards judging committee for this category
***Award applicants are not required to be a member of WESK. Award applicants may apply to more than one category.

Nominees may apply in more than one category.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a woman entrepreneur for our 2019 Awards.

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