The 150 Women Trailblazers
Introducing the 150 Women Trailblazer Awards, an opportunity to salute the contributions that Manitoba woman have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, community activities and promoting democracy while developing this great province.
These Trailblazer Awards will honour Nellie McClung’s vision by recognizing the spirit of her life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout Manitoba’s history. The 150 Women Trailblazers will be named in conjunction with Manitoba’s 150th anniversary on May 12, 2020 (the 150th Anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province). They will, however, not be time limited to the 150 years of Manitoba as a province. Women who lived in this territory before it was given the name ‘Manitoba’ are eligible.
This is a call to nominate Manitoba women who were Trailblazers: women who were first in their field or who through their work, had a significant impact on their field or community.
A woman, or a collective of women, who have made an impact on the development of Manitoba.
Nominees must have:
- Worked or volunteered or played a role that was first in their field or had significant impact or outcome on society in Manitoba
- Demonstrated leadership and acted as a role model
- Reflected the spirit of Nellie McClung
- Worked/lived for a significant part of their lives in the territory that is now called Manitoba (please verify this in the application)
- Nominee (if alive) must agree to nomination
- Women who will be participating in the selection process
Who can nominate:
- Anyone can nominate
- Oral history and accounts
- Personal diaries
- Family genealogies
- History books
- Government records
- Community Club minutes, other meeting minutes
- Birth records
The deadline for submissions was December 31, 2019
For further information, contact Shannon Sampert at email@example.com
Shannon Sampert is a retired political scientist and is working with the Nellie McClung Foundation on the 150 Women Trailblazers Awards.