Inspiring Business Leader Award

Inspiring Business Leader Award

Inspiring Business Leader Award

Celebrating inspiring and ethical business leaders who create change and build a better community for our future.


Save the date!

Thursday, June 20, 2024


The 2024 Inspiring Business Leader Award will be held in the new Percheron Ballroom at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. More information on the 2024 recipient and tickets will be coming soon! Watch this page for details.

Influencing a new generation of leaders, students and the community, the Inspiring Business Leader Award shines a spotlight on ethical business leadership.

The Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce co-present this award, focusing on outstanding leaders in the Calgary business community. Our Gala partner, Calgary Foundation, adds their support for recognizing leadership in our evolving city. Recipients will be recognized for their inspiring leadership, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community and business acumen.

The Inspiring Business Leader award began its journey as the Distinguished Business Leader award in 1993 and has recognized 31 outstanding leaders in the Calgary community. Since 2008, proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships from the event have been directed towards the endowment of a scholarship, awarded annually to a Haskayne student. Proceeds also support the Jim Dewald Emerging Leaders Scholarship offered through the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the Inspiring Business Leader Award please contact:

Elizabeth Henderson
Associate Director, Community Engagement
Haskayne School of Business
403.220.6718
elizabeth.henderson@haskayne.ucalgary.ca