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Proudly recognizing North America’s most inspiring, creative, and successful women, women entrepreneurs, and youth from coast to coast

TIMELINE

Applications

Entering for one’s self

Open 2:00pmEST on Sunday March 7, 2021
Close 11:59pmEST on Sunday May 30, 2021

Nominations

Nominating someone else

Open 2:00pmEST on Sunday March 7, 2021
Close 11:59pmEST on Sunday May 30, 2021

Public Voting

Open 9:00amEST on Monday May 31, 2021
Closes 11:59pmEST on Sunday June 6, 2021

Finalists Announced 

LIVE at 1:00pmEST on Friday June 18, 2021 Via Facebook

Judges Panel Review

June 18 – August 31, 2021

Weighted points based on criteria

Winners Announced 

September 29 – October 1, 2021 

Since 2013, our annual Awards programming has recognized over 3,000 women and granted over $200,000 in combined bursaries, mentorship, services, and promotion to our winners.

AWARD CATEGORIES

RevolutionHer Awards for women and women entrepreneurs

REVOLUTIONHER™ TRAILBLAZER AWARD IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Recognizing entrepreneurs who show dedication and commitment to community, and the overall betterment of people and/or planet locally or globally. 

Ideal candidates are self-employed, with a majority stake in a privately owned corporation or non-profit, or equal stake within a partnership. Candidate’s company must be in operation for a minimum of 5 years, with minimum $1M gross annual revenue.

Prizing of cash & services with combined value of $10,000

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REVOLUTIONHER™ IMPACT AWARD IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Recognizing entrepreneurs who exemplify determination and innovation, and who have made an impact by leading and/or inspiring others locally or globally. 

Candidates are an established or emerging leader, and demonstrate a passion for supporting the greater community. Ideal candidates are self-employed, with a majority stake in a privately owned corporation or non-profit, or equal stake within a partnership. Candidate’s company must be in operation for a minimum of 2 years.

Prizing of cash & services with combined value of $10,000

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REVOLUTIONHER™ IMPACT AWARD IN LEADERSHIP

Recognizing leaders who exemplify have made an impact by leading a community and inspiring others towards action and success, locally or globally. 

Candidates are community-driven leaders who have made an impact by advocating for and educating, leading, and inspiring a collective of others locally or globally, and have nurtured and encouraged others' empowerment and success. Candidates in this role can be executives, employees, volunteers, or entrepreneurs.

Prizing of cash & services with combined value of $10,000

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REVOLUTIONHER™ MOMENTUM AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Recognizes entrepreneurs who show determination, with a focus on innovation and leadership in a product or service based business​. 

Candidates may be a solopreneur, franchisor, franchisee, consultant, broker, blogger, or influencer with a company in operation for a minimum of 6 months, showing potential for growth and scale.

Prizing of cash & services with combined value of $10,000

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REVOLUTIONHER™ COMMUNITY VISION AWARD FOR YOUTH

Recognizes youth between the ages of 13 – 18 years old, operating as a volunteer, philanthropist, or entrepreneur​. 

Ideal candidates are active in their community, and are passionate about spearheading initiatives to create a better future for the next generation.

Prizing of cash & services with combined value of $5,000

AWARD DETAILS

It’s important that you read the FULL CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS, but for a condensed understanding of how our RevolutionHer™ Award winners are determined, this should help.

The RevolutionHer™ Awards consist of 3 Stages before winners are determined:

STAGE 1 – Entry, Nominations & Voting  —  (March 7  –  May 30, 2021)

ENTRY:
Eligible women, women entrepreneurs, and youth can either enter into the RevolutionHer™ Awards themselves, or they may be nominated by someone else.

NOMINATIONS:
If someone is nominated for a RevolutionHer™ Award, the nominee will be notified, and is required to complete an online entry application in order to officially enter the contest.

VOTING:
Online public voting is made available from May 31 – June 6, 2021. Voters will be able to cast votes for multiple entrants, at a maximum of one vote per entrant, daily.

STAGE 2 – Determining Finalists  —  (June 7  –  June 17, 2021)

All entrants will be given a weighted score of points, in order to advance to the ‘Finalist’ stage of the Awards. The 25 entrants (5 per Award Category) with the most number of accumulated weighted points will be named to the “Finalists” list, based on the following criteria:

  • Weighted number of public votes (x 1 pt for every 10 votes, max. 500 pts/entrant)
  • Impression Rating from Judges based on entry information (max. 2,000 pts/entrant)

STAGE 3 – Announcing Finalists, Essays & Media  —  (June 18  –  October 1, 2021)

Once all 25 Finalists are announced publicly on June 18, 2021, they each will have 2 weeks to craft and then submit a “Finalist Essay“. These essays are then submitted to our Judges Panel, where they will be carefully read and reviewed. All finalists will be scored according to a weighted list of criteria, including (where applicable per category):

Innovation:
Does the finalist represent a product or service, or an initiative, that is innovative and/or helpful to address the needs of the greater community? Are there key differentiators for the finalist which have attributed to her success?

Growth Potential & Scalability:
Does the finalist and/or the finalist’s business show potential for growth and scale, whether through geographic or market expansion, market/audience reach, product line extension, franchising, etc?

Revenue:
Does the finalist’s business possess a healthy revenue stream, demonstrating that the business has moved beyond the idea stage to one able to derive revenue?

Community Impact:
Has the finalist made a meaningful and positive impact on the community through donations, leadership roles, community involvement, etc?

Inspiration to Others:
Does the finalist have an inspirational story that will inspire others? Does she represent herself as a positive role model for others, including her family and peers? Does the finalist’s actions serve the greater good, helping humanity on a local or global level?

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR STAGE 3:

  • Finalists must be available to attend The 2021 Annual RevolutionHer Summit (virtual event held from September 29 – October 1, 2021 – further details TBA).
  • Finalists and prospective winners must also be available for possible media segments (radio, television, print, photography) leading up to and including The 2021 Annual RevolutionHer Summit, and following winners announcement, from June 18 to October 31, 2021.
  • All finalists will be promoted via press releases to media, including print, radio, and television – though coverage cannot be guaranteed, the team behind The RevolutionHer™ Awards works diligently to ensure that each finalist receives recognition for their achievements.