PRISM Awards Nominations Open Sept. 15
It is that time of year again. The Business Women of Moose Jaw (BWMJ) are looking for the next crop of powerful and influential women to be nominated for the prestigious annual PRISM Awards. Nominations will open on Saturday, September 15th for with closing date set for October 31st. Nominations chair, Sharleen Froats says for the upcoming nominees, the BWMJ are looking to elevate and celebrate them even more than before by increasing the awards’ elegance. “We are going to increase the elegance of the event for 2019 with lots of additional things that will help us pamper the nominees and celebrate them. We’re looking forward to those who will be nominated this year.” Nominations will open and go live on September 15 on the BWMJ’s website at https://www.businesswomenmoosejaw.com. Please visit the website for criteria and to file nominations. “Persons will be able to get all the information about the PRISM Awards 2019, as well as view past awards to get an idea of what happens at the awards as well as the categories.”
“Nominations are the most critical part of the entire awards process. This really is about recognizing and celebrating women in our community who don’t necessarily receive the recognition they deserve. Taking the time to nominate someone is really what drives the entire event and it is such an important and special thing to do for somebody. We really want to encourage individuals to do that,” added Froats.
The 6th annual PRISM Awards is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. It is an opportunity to recognize women across the community for their accomplishments and contributions in various work and volunteer environments. The day that these awards are presented is close to International Women’s Day, a global day of celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future.
The PRISM Awards also raise funds to support the Moose Jaw Transition House. Since its inception, the PRISM Awards has raised over $95,000 in support of the Transition House, thanks to BWMJ members and the support of sponsors. The Transition House provides safety to women and children fleeing violence and empowers them to live a life free from violence, as well as shaping confident futures for themselves.
There are seven PRISM awards: Five in categories that recognize certain attributes: Perseverance, Role Model, Influential, Successful and Mentor. The other two awards recognize Lifetime Achievement and Youth Achievement.
The BWMJ says, “Each year the event has grown, and this year, we expect to host 325 people at our celebration. As we have grown, the media has supported the Business Women of Moose Jaw in raising awareness in the community of the awards, resulting in highly-qualified nominees. The event is a gala-style evening that features an impressive awards ceremony, background entertainment and great food, along with a Mystery Raffle that is open to all attendees.”