Advocacy Award Nominations | NAWBO


Advocacy Award Nominations

Sunday, March 1, 2020 (All day)Sunday, March 15, 2020 (All day)

In honor of our 45th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, NAWBO is introducing an Advocacy Award for a NAWBO member who champions the voice of women entrepreneurs.  *nominations close March 15, 2020


NAWBO Advocacy Award honors a woman business owner that advocates for the advancement of the women business owner community in a bipartisan spirit.  She is a voice of collaboration and effectively presents or moves legislation, regulation reform, or new initiatives forward. Her efforts as a public servant are not limited to the issues that directly affect her business or community.  Instead, she uses her platform to bring to light the needs of those who may not have a similar opportunity to raise their voices.  The vision and goals of her advocacy set the stage for further advancements for women business owners now and in the future.

Criteria for Award:  The nominee is a NAWBO member who may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer and who:

1.    Advocates for and positively impacts the women business owner community by working to affect policy and legislation at local, regional and/or national levels;

2.    Provides verifiable evidence that the advocacy activities directly resulted in a significant and advantageous impact on the women-business-owner community;

3.    Demonstrates bipartisan activities and spirit;

4.    Engages in volunteer efforts beyond professional responsibilities to advance women entrepreneurship at local, regional and/or national levels; and

5.    Shows a long and consistent history of commitment to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power.


Nominations are made by members or non-members using the survey monkey link provided. Members can self-nominate.  All NAWBO Members in good standing are eligible for the award.  Supporting Documents such as letters of recommendation, articles and peer reviews can be submitted before March 15th to

The Award Committee will score the nominees and submit scorecards to one person on the NAWBO staff for totaling.  To move forward into the top 3 rankings, nominees must confirm their ability to accept the award in person on June 2, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Nomination Link

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