Nominations are now being accepted for the 16th annual Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards.
Six women will be recognized for their career success, business drive and contributions to their community.
Three recipients from northwestern Ontario will be recognized at the first award luncheon, to be held at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay on June 3, 2013, while the other three recipients from northeastern Ontario will be similarly honoured at the Radisson Hotel in Sudbury on June 6, 2013.
“It is estimated that women will start half of Canada's new companies,” said Patricia Mills, publisher of Northern Ontario Business. “We need innovators, mentors and risk-takers. We also need to acknowledge those women who do venture into the world of business and economic development, and we need to encourage more to follow.”
The Influential Women of Northern Ontario program was launched in 1997 in order to seek out, honour and profile women in Northern Ontario who contribute to the North's economic success and expansion. More than 100 influential women have been recognized since the program's inception.