Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Rogers Women of the Year


The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year awards ceremony was started in 1975 and has been an annual tradition in our community ever since.

The ceremony recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding women in the community in the following categories:

Arts & Culture; Community Service; Entrepreneur; Group Achievement; Health & Wellness; Lifetime Achievement; Professional; Skilled Trades; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); and Young Adult. 

Residents of the Region are encouraged to nominate their choice for Women of the Year and enjoy this evening with these distinguished women. Nominees can be someone who is involved in the community, an inspiration to others, a motivational person, someone who embraces change or demonstrates initiative, someone who recognizes and confirms success in others, or someone who touches people’s lives in a more quiet and compassionate way. 

*Women of the Year are inclusive of all women, non-binary, transgender, two-spirited, women of all classes, races, sexualities, ableness, and identities. KWO Women of the Year is for all women.