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Nominations

Do you know an inspiring Canadian woman in aviation or aerospace? Each year, Northern Lights Aero Foundation honours up to eight women for their contributions in specific aviation and aerospace disciplines through the Elsie MacGill award.

Nominations for the 2024 Northern Lights Elsie Awards are open January 1 to March 31, 2024.

Nominations must be received by March 31 in order to be considered by the nominations review committee for that year. All nominations will remain active for consideration for five years from the date of submission. The nominations review committee will accept any important new or updated information that can be added to a nominee’s narrative within the five year active time frame. After five years, submissions must be resubmitted for consideration

Categories

Business

A woman who has made a significant contribution and has been a role model in an aviation or aerospace-related business (owner, operator, entrepreneur, manager or administrator).

Education

A woman who has been a role model or mentor and has made a significant contribution for the inspiration, education, and advancement for women in aviation or aerospace as a teacher, professor, motivational speaker, promoter, counselor or researcher.

Engineering

A woman who has made a significant contribution and has been a role model in aviation or aerospace as an engineer or aircraft maintenance technician.

Flight Operations

A woman who has made a significant contribution and has been a role model in the area of flight operations as a pilot.

Government

A woman who has made a significant contribution and has been a role model in aviation and aerospace services and programs through governmental departments (regulatory oversight/policy and procedures, Search and Rescue, safety, air traffic control, military, medical, political advocacy, space programs).

Rising Star

A woman between the ages of 16 and 30 who has demonstrated exceptional promise of leadership and contribution in any area of aviation and aerospace or in a volunteer capacity.

Trailblazer

A woman who was first or earliest in any field of enterprise or progress in the fields of aviation or aerospace. One who prepared or lead the way. This woman can be honoured in person or posthumously.

Criteria

  • Determination and perseverance
  • Enthusiasm
  • Leadership
  • Personal accomplishments in aviation or aerospace
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Contribution over an extended period of time (exception: Rising Star category)

All applicable parts of the nomination form must be completed. It is the responsibility of the nominator and seconder to verify the accuracy of the data provided. Please provide a date or range of dates as they apply to the nominee’s biography history and activities. No self nominations will be accepted. Recipients from previous years are not eligible for a second award in a different category.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact us.