Each year, Afropolitan Canada hosts the Women of Diversity Summit and Awards to celebrate the women of colour who continue to thrive to change their communities for the better. Our past Leadership Award recipients include Councilor Arielle Kayabaga and our past guests include MPP Mitzie Hunter and CEOs such as Assiatou Diallo.
Entering its third year, the Women of Diversity Summit and Awards Luncheon will take place Saturday March 7, 2020 in Toronto as part of International Women's Day. The 2020 International Women’s Day Theme is #EachforEqual. To align with the international theme, our third edition will focus of the creation of wealth with technology. There is no better place to have these meaningful conversations with women in the fields of finance and tech than at our annual event.
Women from all walks of life will be under one roof to network, to do business face to face and to find solutions to key issues in our communities.
The Women of Diversity Summit and Awards is an annual Black Women-led Leadership Award ceremony in Canada celebrated on International Women's Day. In its third year now, the Women of Diversity Summit and Awards recognizes and celebrates the great work done by many women of colour in their respective communities in Canada and abroad.
For the first time, we are launching five award categories and we are opening nominations for these awards :
The Leadership Award
The Youth Leadership Award
The Entrepreneurship Award
The Trailblazer Award
The Influencer Award
Nominate someone or yourself today if you think they deserve a recognition and a celebration. An independent jury will evaluate the nominations and the winners will be announced Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Toronto during the Women of Diversity Summit and Awards. The Nominations are open until Friday, January 24, 2020, 5 PM ET.
This award is dedicated to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership through innovative strategies to empower women in leadership roles within an organization or who is in a role of leadership that has not been tapped into by women of diversity. Actively supports her community and the people within it.
Youth Leadership Award
This award is dedicated to the Black Youth in high schools and post-secondary schools who are demonstrating excellent leadership in their community through their actions and innovative thinking. Through this Award, Afropolitan Canada recognizes the outstanding young leaders' involvement in transforming communities.
We are celebrating women who are entrepreneurs, founders or co-founders of their business(es). It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. Between running their business, perhaps keeping a job to pay the bills, and juggling their private life responsibilities, we are saluting women who are moving mountains in entrepreneurship and therefore contributing to the economy, locally, nationally or internationally.
This award is dedicated to the woman who continues to break barriers in her workplace in terms of gender equality, of representation on local boards of directors, and who continues to challenge the status quo and being a true ally for the marginalized communities.
For us, an influencer is someone who builds a positive ecosystem of women, newcomers, youth and the marginalized communities through digital work, blogs, vlogs, social media, articles and etc. If you think that you are that Influencer or if you know someone who has demonstrated just that, then come get your recognition.