For thirty one years, the Women’s Business Network has been hosting the prestigious Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala. We are thrilled to continue to do this year after year, and to continue the tradition of celebrating and honouring Ottawa’s female business achievers.

The BYA Awards would not happen without the support from our generous sponsors. Every year we are fortunate to find just the right partnerships within the business community, and this year was no exception.

We would like to take a moment to thank this year’s Gala sponsors:

Our Gala Reception Sponsors:

Elmwood School

Gala Wine Sponsor:

Executive Health


Free Form Fitness

RBC Private Banking


Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP

Virtual Works Inc.

Recruiting in Motion


Davidson’s Jewellers

Next Wave Events

Valberg Imaging

Sheldon Rice and Raymond James

Ottawa Business Interiors

Event Design

Shoebox Be Gone

RSVP Events


Special thanks are going out to the Ottawa Business Journal, Rogers TV and the New 105.3 KISS FM. We appreciate all the media coverage by Ottawa Business Journal. Thank you Rogers TV for the wonderful videos of all the finalists. Rogers TV will be airing our event on Sunday May 4 at 10pm. And last, but not least, much gratitude to 105.3’s Carter and Sandra for being delightful MC’s at April 24th’s gala.

Thanks to all who were involved in the making of this wonderful event, and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Gala.


Pauline Fleming