Women's Infrastructure Network
WIN Awards Program
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Nomination Criteria

 
 

Deadline for nominations:

The Women’s Infrastructure Network will recognize two outstanding “Women in Infrastructure” in Canada in the following categories: Outstanding Leader, and Emerging Leader. For the purposes of the 2019 WIN Awards, a “Woman in Infrastructure” is defined as a woman engaged in a role related to the provision of infrastructure needed for a country, region or organization to function properly. This includes the entire spectrum of the industry, for example members of public agencies, infrastructure and pension funds, commercial and investment banks, law firms, financial advisory, architecture, design, engineering and construction firms, and any other roles required throughout the lifecycle of an infrastructure asset. If you have any questions, please check the FAQ page. If your question isn't answered, the contact form is available.

2019 Nomination Information

Categories & Criteria

Outstanding Leader Category

  1. Purpose

    This category recognizes a woman who has distinguished herself in both her profession and within infrastructure sector, and has demonstrated a unique ability to guide and inspire others. This award recognizes a woman who has shaped the world we live in through their work in the infrastructure industry, and are trailblazers for women in the infrastructure sector.

  2. Eligibility and Nomination Criteria
    1. Eligibility criteria

      Eligible nominees must meet the following criteria:

      • The nominee is currently a “Woman in Infrastructure” (engaged in a role related to the provision of infrastructure needed for a country, region or organization to function properly).
      • The nominee has been a resident of Canada for at least one year (prior to ).
      • The nominee has 15 or more years of experience in the infrastructure sector (in Canada or another jurisdiction and prior to ).
    2. Nomination Criteria

      The WIN 2019 Outstanding Leader will demonstrate:

      • Leadership The nominee demonstrates leadership and vision within her profession and in the infrastructure sector, and has ‘broken new ground’ or has ‘paved the way’ for women in the infrastructure sector.
      • Achievement The nominee excels in her field, is widely recognized by her peers, has made a significant contribution to the infrastructure sector and is committed to professional growth.
      • Mentorship The nominee serves as a role model, mentor or sponsor and demonstrates a dedication to the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector.

Emerging Leader Category

  1. Purpose
  2. This category recognizes an exceptional woman who has distinguished herself early in her career in the infrastructure sector, and has demonstrated a pattern of leadership. This award recognizes a woman who has showcased herself to be an emerging leader of the infrastructure industry of tomorrow.

  3. Eligibility and Nomination Criteria
    1. Eligibility criteria

      Eligible nominees must meet the following criteria:

      • The nominee is currently a “Woman in Infrastructure” (engaged in a role related to the provision of infrastructure needed for a country, region or organization to function properly).
      • The nominee has been a resident of Canada for at least one year (prior to ).
      • The nominee has less than 15 or more years of experience in the infrastructure sector (in Canada or another jurisdiction and prior to December 31st 2018).
    2. Nomination Criteria

      The WIN 2019 Emerging Leader will demonstrate:

      • Leadership The nominee demonstrates early leadership and vision within her profession and within the infrastructure sector or more broadly.
      • Achievement The nominee demonstrates a high potential in her chosen field, is recognized by her peers, has made a significant contribution in the infrastructure sector and is committed to professional growth.
      • Mentorship The nominee serves as a role model or mentor and demonstrates a dedication to the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector.

How to Nominate

All nominations must be completed and submitted online.

All documentation in the nomination package must be in English.

A complete nomination package includes all of the following:

  1. Eligibility Criteria Ensure that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria for the category she is being nominated for (Outstanding Leader | Emerging Leader).
  2. Nomination Form A nomination form must be completed and submitted online by the person nominating the nominee.Self-nominations are not permitted.
    1. Nominee Consent Form

      The nominee must complete and consent to her nomination and the publication of her name, photo and information on the WIN website and in WIN-related social media (e.g. twitter, LinkedIn, etc).

    2. Download consent form

    3. Statement of Support

      A statement of support by the nominator outlining how the nominee fulfills each of the criteria (both eligibility and nomination criteria) for the award.

      (The statement of support should be two (2) pages maximum.)

    4. Support Letters

      Two (2) letters of support for the nominee from references who have worked with the Nominee, and who are not the Nominator. At least one (1) support letter should be provided by the Nominee’s current organization.

      (Each reference letter should be one (1) page maximum.)

    5. Nominee’s Short Biography/Statement

      Provide a short biography or brief personal statement.

      (Word document, 1 to 2 paragraphs, no more than 200 words.)

      Please note the short biography information will not be used in the evaluation but will be used by WIN for the WIN Awards 2019 event materials and, if applicable, the introduction of the nominee at the WIN Awards 2019.

    6. High Resolution Photo

      Nominee’s digital headshot (high-resolution, colour image, minimum: 600px width x 900px height).

    7. Supplemental Materials (optional)

      Supplemental materials may be included with the Nomination Form to support the content of the nomination (e.g. magazine / newspaper articles, screen shots of web content, special certificates of recognition, a CV etc).

      Additional letters of support will not be considered as supplemental documentation.

      (Supplemental materials to be not more than five (5) pages in total.)

  3. Due Date

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Selection Process

The WIN Awards Nominations Committee will review all submissions for completeness, eligibility and to ensure that each nomination fulfills each of the nomination criteria for the applicable award category. The Nominations Committee will determine whether a nomination is complete and satisfies the eligibility & nomination criteria, and will provide a short list of nominations to a Judging Panel. The Judging Panel will review all of the short-listed submissions against the nomination criteria and determine a winner for the Outstanding Leader and Emerging Leader category.

The WIN Awards Nominations Committee reserves the right to not accept an incomplete nomination package or an application which does not satisfy the eligibility criteria.

The WIN Awards Nominations Committee and the Judging Panel reserves the right to withhold an award in either category.