The Sara Kirke Award for Woman Entrepreneurship: Nominate Today!
March 16, 2011

The Sara Kirke Award for Woman Entrepreneurship is presented to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership -- leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women. For details please see

The Sara Kirke Award for outstanding woman in technology innovation and corporate leadership for 2010 was awarded to: Carol Leaman, CEO, PostRank Inc.

Sara Kirke is considered by many to be North America's first entrepreneur. Sara Kirke arrived in Newfoundland in 1638 with her husband David Kirke, who was soon recalled to England. Sara, however, continued to reside in Avalon, and conducted business as usual from the Pool Plantation. Lady Kirke was a remarkable individual as she managed affairs at the Pool Plantation and became one of the most successful merchants on the English Shore -- and was almost certainly North America's first and foremost woman entrepreneur.

The Call for Nominations for 2011 is now open

Submissions must be received at the CanWIT office by the entry deadline: April 15, 2011

All nominees must be a member of CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance :

Sarah Kirke Nominations

The 2011 winner will be announced at the 26th Annual Canadian Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala May 18, 2011, at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Ontario.