HeForShe Impact Award | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

HeForShe Impact Award

HeForShe Impact Award text with business man and woman

Recognizing the impact of Guelph-Wellington's gender equity initiatives

The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics created the HeForShe Impact Award to recognize a local business or organization in the Guelph-Wellington region that is actively promoting and improving gender equity through initiatives that they have championed and/or supported, resulting in positive change within the organization and the community.

Examples include:

  • Promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives amongst employees
  • Have a balanced leadership team, equal representation on diversity committees (or similar)
  • Support gender equity initiatives and events that have a positive impact in the community

The recipient of the award will:

  • Be recognized at the annual HeForShe at U of G celebration for their contributions to gender equity
  • Receive VIP invitations to the event for employees, volunteers and/or guests
  • Have a donation made on their behalf to the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (through the Angel Gabriel Foundation)
  • Be featured on the U of G and the Lang School digital communication channels (i.e. website, social media, newsletters)
Nominations for the HeForShe Impact Award are open until 11:59pm February 13th, 2022. Nominations must include a 300-word (max) supporting letter, indicating reasons for nomination. Nominations can include additional supporting documents (news clippings, URLs, event listings, videos, etc.). Self-nominations will be accepted.
The nomination form can be accessed using the link below.

Nominate a business for the HeForShe Impact Award


Previous Award Recipients

2020 award recipients receiving award

2020 Impact Award

The recipient of the inaugural HeForShe Impact award was Rhyze, a program led by Innovation Guelph that cultivates women’s entrepreneurial spirit and guides them to elevate their businesses. In addition to receiving the award, a $2,500 donation was made to Guelph Women in Crisis on their behalf thanks to the generous support of the Angel Gabriel Foundation.