Shawna Walker

Shawna Walker

WOMEN IN BUSINESS – Black Press Women in Business Awards

Honouring outstanding local women

The Capital Region is home to numerous women who strive each and every day through their work, business and volunteer activities to make this community the wonderful place we all call home.

Black Press wants to hear about them!

This fall, your Greater Victoria community newspapers will present the annual Black Press Women in Business Awards, designed to honour local women contributing to a stronger Greater Victoria community.

“The women we have met through these awards have been inspiring, from those starting out in their careers to those sharing the rewards of decades of hard work,” says Penny Sakamoto, Black Press Group Publisher.

From the Woman Business Owner of the Year to a true Rising Star, the award evaluations consider both specific criteria in their respective categories, plus involvement in business or volunteer organizations, mentoring, awards and expertise in their fields.

While each woman is unique in the path she chooses for her career, the women we have met through the years have shared a true passion for their chosen fields, for the clients and individuals they serve, their colleagues and their greater community.

Readers are encouraged to start thinking about the women they know who are deserving of recognition.

The 2013 Women in Business Awards will select women award winners in the following four categories:

• Women Business Owner of the Year

• Eco-Entrepreneur

• Rising Star

• Above & Beyond

Watch for nomination forms and specific criteria in your Black Press community newspapers in the coming months, or call 250-381-3484 for more information.