PRISM Awards Nom­i­na­tions Open Sept. 15

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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.”

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