Empower Women 2021 Awards

On March 8, 2020, the Government of Manitoba announced the Empower 20/20 awards to recognize Manitoba women who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality. Less than a week later, the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba. With this pandemic evolving and the focus of community and business leaders in Manitoba working hard to manage the pandemic within their communities, the government halted the award process and committed to re-announce the awards at a later date.

The Empower Awards are being relaunched and will now recognize exceptional contributions to the pandemic response. It will be awarded to two deserving Manitoba women, one adult and one youth (age up to 24).

The award recipients will be graded on community involvement, demonstrated need, and intersectionality, along with addressing systemic issues, lasting change, and scale of response. Priority will be given to community led volunteerism.

The awards will be presented in a small ceremony, pandemic permitting, on October 22, 2021 during Women’s History Month.

Please join us in recognizing the important efforts of women during this last year by nominating a woman for the Manitoba Empower Awards.