The Shakti Awards were founded in 2000 to recognize and honour women who have displayed Shakti – strength and energy, in their community, locally and/or globally. Shakti is the mother Goddess, the source of all, the universal principle of energy, power and creativity. Shakti is responsible for creation; she is also the agent of all change. Similarly, the Shakti that resides within every woman is a force to reckon with and to celebrate.
Do you know a woman who deserves to be recognized as a leader, advocate, artist, visionary or a source of strength? This is your opportunity to have her celebrated by nominating her for the Shakti Award. The women who have displayed Shakti amongst us represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural and economic change in the world. The Shakti Awards are an opportunity for us to recognize these women, quite often the unsung heroes, and share their vibrant stories. If you would like to nominate a woman that embodies Shakti, please use the information below and email your nomination to email@example.com no later than February 23rd, 2020.
The Shakti Awards will be presented at the Shakti Awards Dinner Gala on Saturday, March 7th at Bollywood Banquet Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, donations and sponsorship enquiries, call 604-307-8796.
Please note that nominations must be submitted via email. Submissions sent through other means, (social media, in-person or phone/text messages will not be considered). Ensure that the description of the nominee’s accomplishments reflect the category in which she is being nominated and provide clear examples of how the nominee has excelled in the specific field and why you feel she deserves the Shakti Award in that specific category.
Academic Achievement Award (High School or University/College student)
Public Service/Volunteer Award
Business Entrepreneur Award
Artistic Achievement Award
Sports and Recreational Award
Resilience Award – A woman who has overcome adversity and has used her personal journey in a way to inspire and motivate others to be positive despite challenges and setbacks.
- Address, phone number(s) and email
- Name, phone number and email of nominator
- Brief summary of reason for nomination – how the nominee’s accomplishments relate to the stated category, the impact of their role, and why they should be chosen to receive a specific award.
- Identify how the nominee will contribute to Shakti: Empowerment of Women, Children and Families Society
Sonia Andhi, Founder/Executive Director I 604-307-8796
Shakti: Empowerment of Women, Children and Families Society.