CWB Women Makers and Creators Awards

CWB Women Makers and Creators Awards

Applications are now open for the 2022 CWB Women Makers and Creators Awards

As a leader in supporting diverse women makers and creators in BC through our self-employment programs, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, along with sponsor CWB, want to celebrate these inspiring women entrepreneurs.

The CWB Women Makers & Creators Awards (two awards of $1,000 each), are given to two exceptional women creators and/or makers who have:

  1. Possessed originality that are expressed through unique format of creativity business
  2. Demonstrated an understanding of market and customer needs
  3. Established strong skills/willingness to pursue and realize their business ideas.
  4. Presented the ability to network and embrace new ideas/feedback.
  5. Coordinated and organized possible resources to implement their business plan.

The awards are available to women creative businesses at any stage of operations, but preference will be given to new businesses under three years of operations in BC, and to start-up companies that are just preparing to launch. Previous participation in our CWB Business Incubator for Women Makers and Creators is not mandatory.

The winners are chosen by a third-party selection committee organized by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. We will announce our CWB Women Makers and Creators Award Recipients for 2022 on our website and social media channels.


Award Application Guidelines

1. The award is meant to be awarded to businesses; so the award will be presented to a business entity for partnership and cooperation, or it could be presented to an individual operating a sole proprietorship.

2. You may nominate yourself or someone else. The “Applicant” refers to the person nominating themselves for the award. The “Nominator” refers to the person who is nominating someone else. Please identify the person you want us to communicate with regarding the application (referred to as the “Contact Person”).

3. The award recipients will be asked for interviews and to attend the presentation ceremony at our DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair, October 19, 2022, 3–7 pm in Surrey, BC.

4. All applicants will be invited to showcase their creative business on social media and the Infinity Womenpreneurs website. Infinity Womenpreneurs is a collective business community create by participants of DIVERSEcity’s CWB Business Incubator for Women Makers and Creators since 2021.

5. Along with filling out the application form here, you will be required to email three (3) business products or services images with captions, and at least one (1) presentation document to selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

Please note the following suggestions before starting the application form:

  • Prepare answers in advance and copy and paste final responses into the form
  • Ensure stable access to a strong Wi-Fi connection
  • If you have any issues with the application form, please email selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

CWB Women Makers and Creators Award Winners

Bita from logue (right) and the women of Mosaic Tastes (left).

2021 winners

The 2021 CWB Women Makers and Creators award winners were:

Honourable mentions include:

Read more about the 2021 CWB Women Makers and Creators award recipients.