Since 2014, the Brilliant-Minded Women organization has been acknowledging the achievements and leadership of women of substance and celebrating how much they matter to the world. This year, the organization continued its work with another gala celebrating some of the most inspiring women in Canada in a number of awards categories:

Procept attended the event to support the award winners and those women trying to better themselves.

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards — for those who have impacted the lives of their community, fellowship, family, and business over the long term. They display wisdom and depth of service that has made a significant difference to individuals or groups.(6 winners)
  • Global Excellence Awards — for those who have made a significant mark internationally (6 winners)
  • Business Development Awards — for those who have been instrumental in the rapid growth of their organization at home and abroad.(5 winners)
  • Self-Development Awards — for those who have dedicated years to actively and intentionally developing themselves. Through her success she gives back to her community, offering mentorship and encouragement that would allow others to follow in her footsteps and live their best selves. The nominee exemplifies awareness, encouragement, grace and poise. (7 winners)
  • Philanthropist of the Year Awards — for the woman who has actively promoted the welfare of others through giving generous financial and in-kind support to communities in need. She demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and encourages others to share their generosity in similar ways. (1 winner)
  • Best Community Service Awards — for those who have assisted local service-oriented organizations, including educational, cultural, or sporting initiatives. Her efforts meaningfully contributed to community development. Through dedicating her time, talent, and actions she serves as a role model. (4 winners)
  • Charity of the Year Award — for women who have made a significant impact on their own charity and delivered sustainable benefits to communities. Her charitable work will leave a footprint for future charities to follow and for future generations to remember. (2 winners)
  • Volunteer of the Year Awards — for women who have dedicated over 150 hours per year to community volunteering, and in so doing have effectuated positive change. She consistently demonstrated qualities of compassion and service to either one or many organizations. (4 winners)
  • Art and Entertainment Awards — for women who have impacted others to grow as artists and entertainers by inspiring communities to explore their work. She raises awareness of the important role arts and entertainment play in the development of the community. (3 winners)
  • Mind, Body & Spirit Awards — for those who have contributed to the wellbeing of many by working with aspects of the natural human experience, including wellness, spirituality, and balance. (5 winners)
  • Student of the Year Awards — for those who, during their academic career, have exemplified leadership amongst peers and who have actively participated in extracurricular programs while maintaining an 80% grade point average or higher. She demonstrates the qualities of good citizenship and has positively contributed to her school and the broader community. (2 winners)
  • Resilience Awards — for those who have overcome significant personal challenges with perseverance and grace. She shares her wisdom on the journey of recovery with others seeking hope and strength to overcome their challenges. (3 winners)