VMW ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
Why do we host the VMW Women of the Year Awards? Well, we want to recognize the phenomenal Muslim womxn/femmes in our communities and highlight their incredible accomplishments. We showcase amazing individual and we hope to inspire others to follow suit. The awards seek to embrace and celebrate the diversity and excellence of Muslim womxn/femmes in British Columbia who are truly making a difference in their communities, living big and leading now.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to the one who exemplifies what it means to be a dynamic entrepreneurial leader. She demonstrates a fearless pursuit in building her brand/business.
ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Awarded to she who is passionate about all things sports and has demonstrated remarkable athletic prowess. She exhibits sportsmanship on and off the field.
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
Awarded to a woman who has made a significant impact in the media and/or entertainment industry.
YOUNG WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD
Awarded to a young woman between the ages of 14-25 who has made a mark in her community either through academic excellence, actively participating in community initiatives or simply by being someone who inspires and uplifts other women around her.
ALLIES OF MUSLIM WOMEN AWARD
Awarded to a Muslim man or a non-Muslim person who has been an ally in the community. They have helped build bridges in different communities and stand in solidarity with Muslim women.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
Awarded to the one who is a passionate advocate for social justice issues and who seeks to educate others about those same issues in order to make a difference in the community.
ARTS & CULTURE AWARD
Awarded to someone who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the stimulation and development of arts and cultural activities within the community.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Awarded to the incredible being who has dedicated her life to being a leader for Muslim women in the community. She has constantly made significant contributions to her community through her work and achievements.
Awarded to the incredible being who has excelled in the fields of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics and serves as a role model for the larger community.
Do you know a phenomenal person who fits the description of any of the above categories? If so, nominate her!
A nominee must:
self-identify as a womxn/femme
self-identify as a Muslim
live in British Columbia
attend the VMW Gala if shortlisted
Shortlisted candidates are selected by an external judging panel.
Awards will be presented at the Gala on October 26, 2019.
*Please note: members of the VMW board, advisory council, awards judges and executive team can't be nominated*
Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Awards !
Dates & Deadlines to know:
Application Closes: July 15, 2019
Applicants Shortlisted: August 2019
Awards Presented: October 26, 2019