NEW Canada sponsors Canadian Grocer awards
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Network of Executive Women Canada is sponsoring Canadian
Grocer magazine’s new Star Women in Grocery Awards, designed to recognize the
important role women play across all areas of the grocery business.
Nominations must be submitted by April 15 for contributions made
at a Canadian company in 2011. Women may nominate themselves or a colleague by
submitting nominations online.
will be chosen by a panel of editors from nominated women from retail, vendor,
supplier and wholesaler companies, from head office executives to store-level
up-and-comers. The finalists willbe revealed in Canadian Grocer’s May
2012 issue. Ten Star Women Award winners will be announced in the magazine’s
June 2012 issue and at canadiangrocer.com
"The Star Women in Grocery Awards support the tremendous
inroads we continue to see for leadership roles for women in CPG and retail,”
said NEW Canada Public Relations Committee Chair Gabby Nobrega, principal,
Breakthrough Communications. "This is a dynamic industry and women play such a
key role helping to shape the industry and driving it forward. NEW Canada
is very excited to be a sponsor of this groundbreaking initiative that will
provide a forum to honor and recognize these trailblazers.”
The Canadian Grocer award will recognize women who have
demonstrated excellence in four areas: influence, innovation, dedication and
leadership. "Influence” includes each nominee’s record of influencing others
internally and externally to look at the business in a different way to improve
current practices, create new strategies and work with others to achieve
growth. "Innovation” will be judged on candidates’ record of innovation in
their organizations. Nominees’ "dedication” will be assessed by their
commitment to the industry and their communities through charitable or
philanthropic involvement, as well as involvement in at least one industry
organization. Each candidate’s "leadership” characteristics must include a
commitment to mentoring.
Star Women in Grocery Awards judging panel will consist of editors from
Canadian Grocer, Marketing Magazine and Canadian Business.