You can now nominate an inspiring woman for an award.

Girls Inc. of Upper Canada is now accepting nominations for their Women of the Year award. Executive Director Lesley Hubbard says award winners can be women from Leeds and Grenville, are over 18 and exemplify the traits strong, smart and bold.

“At girls inc. it is our mission to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold, so we’re looking for women who are role models in that area. It’s not specifically an employment award or a community service award we’re just really looking for women who live their lives with that intention.”

People can nominate more than one woman. Hubbard says the initiative has been running since 2005 and they typically celebrate five to seven women each year now. Hubbard adds the nomination deadline is March 30th. The nominees will be celebrated on May 30th at the Brockville Convention Centre.

Nomination forms can be requested by phone at 613-345-3295 extension 102 or by emailing