Award Nominations Invited for ‘Toronto IWD Women Achiever 2020’

Dancing Damsels Inc. is inviting nominations for the “Toronto International Women’s Day (IWD) Women Achiever Awards 2020” to recognize women and young leaders who are leading the way in their chosen fields and making outstanding contributions to their community.

Nominations are open in categories like Arts, Business, Education, Science & Technology, Music, Health, Public Service, Media, Volunteerism, Sports and more. In addition, there will be a Lifetime Achievement Award” to recognize contributions over the whole of a career and a “Rising Star Award” to recognize an emerging leader or talent.

Nominees should be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada with a minimum of 5 years of service in the concerned field. Nomination forms for the “Toronto IWD Women Achiever 2020” are available online at their website: Nominations are accepted until 31st January, 2020.

Dancing Damsels has been hosting this IWD Women Achiever Awards for the past six years to honor the work of women in their chosen fields. Past awardees include Dr. Roberta Bondar (first neurologist in space), Hon. Hazel McCallion (past Mayor of Mississauga), Kathleen Wynne (Past Premier of Ontario), Hon. Dr. Asha Seth (past Senator), Dr. Menaka Thakkar (performing artiste), Ann Buller (past President of Centennial College), and Kehkashan Basu (Environmental activist, speaker and youth leader) among others.

Commenting on the IWD 2020 Awards, Managing Director of Dancing Damsels Mary Ashok said, “By honoring women each year, we are showcasing women achievers who inspire us to keep moving forward and have our voices heard everywhere.”

Awards will be presented on Saturday March 7, 2020 at the International Women’s Day celebrations which will be held at Toronto City Hall Council Chambers from 10am to 6pm. The event will feature workshop and thought-provoking discussions based on this year’s campaign theme #Each for Equal – An equal world is an enabled world – to collectively eliminate bias and accelerate gender parity.

Dancing Damsels is a Toronto based federally incorporated not for profit organization that promotes multiculturalism, women empowerment, Seniors Care and community development through the performing arts. They also organize the Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) annually providing a professional platform for community based and professional dancers to promote multicultural arts. Their office is located at 244 – 5183 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough M1B 5Z5.

Toronto International Women’s Day – Toronto IWD Women Achievers 2020 Awards

Venue: Toronto City Hall Council Chambers – 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Date: Saturday March 07, 2020. 10am – 6pm

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