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Nominate an Inspirational Woman from the Wood Buffalo Region

The Women of Inspiration Series presented by Syncrude is Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta’s signature event. The series will honour women who have contributed countless efforts to their community and have inspired other women and girls to embody the Girls Inc. mantra of Strong, Smart & Bold.

Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta and Syncrude encourages nominations throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo that showcase women who are driving positive change for other women and girls, either directly or by example.



A Women of Inspiration is a role model for women and girls throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has positively impacted her community by some or all of the following:

-          Breaking new ground or old barriers

-          Showing vision, creativity and initiative

-          Being a leader for others

-          Guiding, supporting and encouraging the development of women and girls

-          Bringing positive change to her respective community within the RMWB



Eligible nominees MUST:

-          Be living, and work in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo at time of nomination

-          Be at least 18 years of age at the time of nomination

-          Consent to the nomination and publication of their name, photo and information

-          Attend the Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta Women of Inspiration Celebration presented by Syncrude in June 2017



Please write a short essay; 800 words or less, which answers the following questions about your nominee.

Questions can be filled out in a separate, typed document.

-          How does your nominee inspire women and girls to be strong, smart and bold, and work to advocate for females in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo?

-          How does your nominee provide leadership for others throughout the region?

-          How has your nominee positively impacted aboriginal communities in Wood Buffalo?

-          How has your nominee been an agent for change in her respective role?

-          How has your nominee faced and overcome barriers including gender, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or other obstacles?

-          What impact has your nominee had on other women and girls?

* You are welcome to add any documents of support you would like as part of this application.



One nominee will be selected by the Women of Inspiration judging committee each month, and will be featured on Mix 103.7, Shaw TV, and through the Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta website. In  May , all nominees will be celebrated at an event in their honour. Monthly nominees will be notified by email and/or phone should they be selected, and will be interviewed and photographed as part of the Women of Inspiration selection media campaign.


Applications will be accepted from June 2017 to April 2018.

Download Nomination Form Here:  WOI Nomination Form 2017-2018

By Mail or in Person:  21B#10019 MacDonald Ave Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1S9

By Email: [email protected]