Ottawa-Gatineau’s 2020 Forty Under 40 nominations are now open

Editor's Note

The application deadline for this year’s Forty Under 40 awards has been extended to April 30.


The search is on again for the next cohort of young business leaders making a difference and building companies in the National Capital Region.

Nominations are open now for the 2020 Forty Under 40 awards, an annual event sponsored by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade that recognizes young achievers.

This year marks the 23rd edition of the prestigious honours, with more than 800 people now comprising an exclusive community of Ottawa-Gatineau business leaders. The 2019 class included recipients such as Regional Group’s Sender Gordon, Whitewater Brewing Co.’s Christopher Thompson and Habitat for Humanity’s Alexis Ashworth.

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Nominate yourself, a friend or a colleague for recognition at this year’s gala. Recipients also receive access to networking events and promotions reserved for the Forty Under 40 community.

In order to be eligible, nominees must:

  • Be 39 years or younger on June 30 in the year the nomination is submitted;

  • Spend the majority of their work time in Ottawa-Gatineau;

  • Be an owner, executive, manager, professional or person with significant business decision-making authority.

Preference is given to nominees who work in the private sector; however, nominees can also work for a public or non-profit organization. In all cases, nominees will be assessed on demonstrated business-related achievements that advance the goals and objectives of their organization.

Nominations are open now until April 30. Click here to read more about the process and submit your nomination today.

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