Tales of Triumph 2021 – Celebrating Resilient Women Entrepreneurs


At its 10th annual Tales of Triumph event, Artistri Sud will be celebrating seven resilient women who exemplify Artistri Sud’s commitment to empowering women through entrepreneurship (see below for more details).

These awards are open for nominations until July 13, 2021. We want to honour women in our community who help further women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship and who use business innovatively to help solve a pressing social issue. Of interest are women who are role models and decision-makers who are making waves in communities, creating change and raising awareness about important social issues from a business perspective.

And the nominees are …

The Pivot Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who successfully changed strategy, direction, service, or product offering in light of the pandemic.

Women Helping Women Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who employs women, makes accommodations for female employees (child care, flexible work hours, etc), mentors women, provides opportunities to women who otherwise may not have them.

Start-up Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who heads a business under 5 years old that made it through the economic downturn by being creative with resources.

Social Impact Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur whose business benefits the community through the donation of goods/services or a percentage of sales to organizations helping people in need.

Personal Impact Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who makes a positive impact in peoples’ lives through goods or services provided, such as therapy, coaching, interviewing skills, etc.

Innovation Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who has launched a novel product/service/app that helped people during the pandemic.

Passion Award: to be awarded to a female entrepreneur who left the safety of a corporate job to follow her dreams and made it through a turbulent year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Canadian resident living in the greater Montreal area
  • At least 51% ownership in company or business for at least 1 year
  • Applicants must be 18 years and over
  • Self nominations are accepted; posthumous nominations are not


For any questions please contact award.artistrisud@gmail.com.

The 2021 nomination period will run from June 30 to July 13.


The Artistri Sud Evaluation Committee will identify the three most qualified candidates per category and will leave the final decision up to a public vote. 


Winners will be announced at the Tales of Triumph event on September 23, 2021.


Shortlisted candidates must purchase a ticket and be present at the awards in order to be eligible.

Application process

To apply for a remarkable woman entrepreneur award, please fill in the online form for entrepreneur of the year or social entrepreneur of the year before July 13, 2021 at midnight.

How are recipients selected

Selections will be made by a committee of experts with backgrounds in entrepreneurship, business, and social business and innovation. The three most qualified candidates will be decided to a public vote. The winner will be announced at Tales of Triumph gala on September 23, 2021.