Through Monday, area residents can nominate women in Ottawa’s business community for Ottawa’s Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year Awards.

The awards, which showcase the accomplishments of women who live, work and have an active role in a business in the National Capital Region, recognize women in three categories, including Professional Businesswoman of the Year; Entrepreneur Businesswoman of the Year and Corporate Businesswoman of the Year.

According to the Statistics Canada census, women’s entrepreneurship has increased over 200 per cent in the past two decades, compared with a 38 per cent increase for men.

Nomination forms and details are available online at
Finalists will be announced the week of Feb. 1.