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Women in Business Awards

 Join us on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Liberty North
to celebrate women that inspire!

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer the Women in Business Awards for 2023. An awards luncheon that provides a platform to recognize the women that lead and succeed in Barrie. The nomination process is open to members of the public to nominate, recognize and encourage a woman or woman led business or organization that has excelled beyond their expectations over the past year. This awards program aims to honour local women who have shaped our community! By acknowledging social responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and innovation; trail blazers and leaders in our community will receive the recognition and accolades they so richly deserve.

The Barrie Chamber utilizes Awardify; a user friendly, secure, Canadian-made awards management platform to ensure the integrity of the award selection process. Nominated by the public, the nominees will submit their applications to the system to then be evaluated by an impartial panel of judges from across Ontario.

The award categories for 2023 are:

• Entrepreneur

• Intrapreneur

• Young Entrepreneur

• Heart & Soul

• Woman in Trade

• Visionary

Nominations are now closed.
The top three (3) finalists in each category will be announced at a Press Reception on Friday, February 10th, 2023 at the Barrie Chamber office.

event details

Liberty North,
100 Caplan Ave Unit 1, Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

Thursday, March 2, 2023

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
11:00 am- Registration & Networking
12:00 pm- Welcome from MC's & Lunch Served

Keynote Speaker

Presentation of Women in Business Awards

ticket info

$75+HST/person for members
$95+HST/person for non-members


The Barrie Chamber has revitalized the Women in Business Awards luncheon event to recognize hardworking business women in our community. With 23% of local companies owned or operated by women, the nominee list is impressive and inspiring, instilling confidence in the future of women-run businesses in our area.

In addition to the high level networking opportunities available, there are tremendous sponsorship and branding benefits.

  • Sold out year after year
  • Over 260 in attendance
  • Logo in print, digital, and event materials
  • Pre & post event coverage across many media outlets

Important timelines are as follows:

·        Nominations Open: Thursday, December 8, 2023

·        Nominations Close: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:59PM

·        Acceptances Close: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 11:59PM

·        Judging Begins: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

·        Judging Completes: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

·        Press Reception: Monday, February 12, 2023 at 1:00PM

·        Women in Business Gala: Thursday, March 2, 2023 (Luncheon) at Liberty North

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