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Why are we virtually getting dressed up?

Every year we invite Central Alberta residents to submit the names of women who go above and beyond within their community. This year we have been faced with extraordinary and unfamiliar challenges - and rather than step back and wait for the storm of uncertainty to pass, we have decided to come together now to celebrate these women now! Put on your best duds, purchase a ticket and join us as we get Virtually All Dressed Up!

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Our Honoured nominees:

Follow the category links to view nominee bios.

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AGRICULTURE

WE are innovative—leaders in our philosophies and demonstrate commitment to sustainable practices in agriculture.


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ARTS AND CULTURE

WE demonstrate outstanding achievement in the expression, development, preservation, patronage and/or promotion of the performing, visual, literary, or multi-media arts and/or cultural heritage.


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ATHLETICS, RECREATION AND FITNESS

WE participate, coach, and mentor, serving as an inspiration to others through our example and accomplishments, thereby enhancing the physical well-being of the residents of Red Deer and central Alberta.


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BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS

WE are acknowledged in our field for leadership and consistent commitment to excellence. WE leverage our achievements and management skills to facilitate change and create opportunities in either the for-profit and not-for profit sectors. WE demonstrate a respect for and engagement with our community, clients, stakeholders, and colleagues.


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COMMUNITY BUILDING

WE have identified a local community need or issue and have provided effective initiative to pioneer meaningful change. WE are recognized as a source of strength and heart in our community, and harness the time, talent, and capacity of others.


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CONSTRUCTION

WE are acknowledged for our skills in building and creating spaces that contribute to the vibrancy of our community. WE are recognized for our ability to create opportunities for and inspire others to participate in industry.


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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

WE are celebrated for outstanding achievement in practice, development and/or research in the educational system, employee development, community education, or alternative programs.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

WE have a solid vision of the future, and possess creativity and ingenuity that separates us from our peers. WE have taken an innovative approach to solving a problem, filling a need or breaking into a new market. WE have made sacrifices and risked a great deal to successfully manage, launch, or revive a business, product, service, or community organization.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

WE have experienced outstanding achievement in promotion, education and/or involvement in the physical, emotional and/or spiritual health and well-being of others.

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ENVIRONMENT

WE have demonstrated a commitment to the preservation and improvement of our natural environment.

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HUMAN SERVICES

WE may work or volunteer in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors and are acknowledged in our field for leadership, compassion, and practice in human service programs and/or organizations within the community.

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YOUNG WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

WE are young (under age 25) and are respected for achievements and commitments to education and lifelong learning, work, and/or community. WEare a positive influence on our peers.

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A note from our Chairs

“It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2020 Women of Excellence Awards Gala! This years celebrations look a little different, but having you here makes it all the more special. we look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of the 48 nominees, and the contributions they have made to Central Alberta. We hope you leave feeling inspired after hearing their stories. Additionally, the proceeds from your ticket purchase will go towards the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, so thank you SO much for joining us in getting “Virtually All Dressed Up!”


  • Emily Andres & Jodi Neufeld

Behind the scenes: WOE Committee

Karlee McNabb

Betty Neuert

Jenelle Thiessen

Jillian Vukovich