CWB Women Makers and Creators Award 2021

CWB Women Makers and Creators Award

Applications are open! Deadline is August 27, 2021

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 Award, each valued at $1,000, 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 2021 via a press release 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 to be held on September 15, 2021 in Surrey, BC.

3. 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 created by participants of DIVERSEcity’s CWB Business Incubator for Women Makers and Creators since 2021.

4. Along with filling out the application form below, you will be required to upload three (3) business products or services images with captions, and at least one (1) presentation document.

If you have any questions, please email selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 27, 2021, at 12:30 pm.

CWB Women Makers and Creators Award Application Form 2021

  • Contact Information

  • Who should we contact in case the applicant is chosen?
  • How should we contact you in case the applicant is chosen?
  • Consent Form

  • Business Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • A presentation document can be any of the following: a PowerPoint presentation (maximum 10 slides), a video (maximum five minutes), a one-page poster. Presentation documents need to cover 4 components: your company/brand story, products/services description and pictures, product development or service delivery flowchart, and a marketing and/or sales plan.
    Max. file size: 20 MB.
  • Please ensure your business products or service images are in high-resolution format and include captions to showcase on social media.
    Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 20 MB.