The Women’s Business Network of Ottawa recognizes outstanding women who contribute to the WBN each year and the business community at large.


In celebration of International Womens’ Day, The Women’s Business Network of Ottawa is pleased to present the finalists for the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

See the 2014 BYA Finalists


Community Awards

  • Businesswoman of the Year Awards

    The “Businesswoman of the Year Award” has recognized the accomplishments of outstanding women in the National Capital Region since 1983. Awarded to three finalists in corporate, entrepreneur and professional categories, the Businesswoman of the Year awards recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women who are role models to businesswomen today and to the leaders of tomorrow.

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  • Scholarship Fund

    The Women's Business Network sponsors three annual scholarships for female students in recognition of scholastic and leadership achievements.

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Networking and Membership Awards

  • Membership Awards

    Presented to five members for their outstanding contributions to the network. See who has helped shape what the WBN is today!

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    This award is presented in recognition for significant and ongoing contribution to the WBN, as well as to the Ottawa business community. It is awarded from time to time by the Network.

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  • Olga Howe Networker of the Year Award

    The Olga Howe Networker of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious honours the WBN bestows on members. It can be presented to one member per year who has distinguished herself by serving, sharing, guiding, mentoring and inspiring others in the network.

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