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Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, nominations deadline April 20, 2012 March 23, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in General Notices, News.

CanWIT celebrates female entrepreneurship and innovation each year with the presentation of the Sara Kirke Award. Nominations are now open for 2012.

The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership — leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women. For details please see http://www.catawit.ca/Mission_Vision/Sara_Kirk/

The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for 2011 was awarded to Janet Longmore, President and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT).

Sara Kirke is considered by many to be North America’s first entrepreneur. Sara Kirke arrived in Newfoundland in 1638 with her husband David Kirke, who was soon recalled to England. Sara, however, continued to reside in Avalon, and conducted business as usual from the Pool Plantation. Lady Kirke was a remarkable individual as she managed affairs at the Pool Plantation and became one of the most successful merchants on the English Shore — and was almost certainly North America’s first and foremost woman entrepreneur.

The Call for Nominations for 2012 is now open.

Submissions must be received at the CanWIT office by the entry deadline: April 20, 2012

All nominees must be a member of CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, See their information at: http://www.catawit.ca/Partnership_Sponsors/Membership/register/


The 2012 winner will be announced at the 27th Annual Canadian Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala May 30, 2012, at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario.

CanWIT a division of CATAAlliance



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