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Woman of the Year Award

The Woman of the Year Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes extraordinary women who have made a significant impact. Women who have demonstrated professional excellence and consistent leadership as a role model and mentor for other women, whose achievements contribute greatly to community and national advancement. The recipient is selected based on the following criteria:



  • A woman who is a game changer, trailblazer with a track record of breaking down barriers and helping to create opportunities for women.
  • A courageous, fearless, unapologetic woman who exemplifies professionalism and mutual respect for others.
  • A woman in a position of leadership building and unifying communities that empower others to change the world.
  • A woman with a positive impact and deepening awareness on advancing the theory and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion worldwide.
  • An advocate for national and global change that creates a more equitable society for all
  • A woman who leads the charge promoting and empowering women as leaders, innovators, visionaries, pioneers, and entrepreneurs.
  • A woman who promotes women’s equality and rights for the underrepresented.
  • A woman who understands the importance of speaking and acting in the spirit of collaboration.

Woman of the Year Award

The deadline for award nominations is 2 months prior to the event or publication date. *Please note that award opportunities are filled on a rolling basis beginning as early as 8 months prior to the event date, so award openings may be filled prior to the nomination deadline.