CanWIT celebrates female entrepreneurship and innovation each year with the presentation of the Sara Kirke Award, and nominations are now open for 2012. Submissions must be received at the CanWIT office by the entry deadline on April 20, 2012. All nominees must be a member of CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance.
The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership — leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women. The 2012 winner will be announced at the 27th Annual Canadian Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala on May 30, 2012 , at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa
The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented annually to the woman who has demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills, resulting in the creation and international acceptance of significant world-class products and/or services.
The selection is based on a written resume of the nominee’s accomplishments and the selection criteria include:
- Corporate Leadership
- Recognized Achievements in Area of Expertise
- Community Involvement and Mentorship
- Contributions to achieving a more competitive investment climate in Canada will also be taken into account.