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.

The Inspiring Business Leader Award is the fresh evolution of the Distinguished Business Leader Award. Influencing a new generation of leaders, students and the community, the Inspiring Business Leader Award continues to shine a spotlight on ethical business leadership.

The Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce are excited to co-present this new perspective on outstanding leaders in the Calgary business community. Our Gala partner, Calgary Foundation, adds their enthusiasm to bringing a refreshing view on leadership in our evolving city. Recipients will be recognized for their inspired leadership, personal and professional accomplishments, commitment to community and business acumen.

We will gather in Mathison Hall, the architecturally stunning new home of the Haskayne School of Business, where the journey to inspired ethical leadership begins. Join us for a sumptuous three-course meal and to hear first-hand about the journey, lessons learned and successes of this year’s Inspired Business Leader. 

We look forward to hosting you in the soaring atrium of Mathison Hall, but space is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets early. We look forward to welcoming previous award recipients, business leaders and engaged students.

All proceeds from the Inspiring Business Leader Award are directed to build an endowed fund for student scholarships which will help support future leaders.

Tickets for this year’s event are sold out! Thank you for purchasing your tickets early. We look forward to celebrating Dawn Farrell on June 22, 2023. 

The Inspiring Business Leader award began its journey as the Distinguished Business Leader award in 1993 and has recognized 30 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 Emerging Entrepreneur 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