Woman Business Owner of the Year Award Nominations | NAWBO


Woman Business Owner of the Year Award Nominations

Monday, April 13, 2020 (All day)Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (All day)

2020 Woman Business Owner of the Year
Sponsored by Bank of America

Nominations for the 2020 NAWBO National Women Business Owner of the Year Award will be open April 13 - June 30.  The award will be presented during the virtual National Women’s Business Conference (WBC) 2020, September 21-23.

The Woman Business Owner of the Year Award recognizes and rewards an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community. It’s not based on business size, but rather overall business excellence.

The Nomination Period is April 13 - June 30@5pm ET


The top three finalists receive these exciting prizes:

  • Complimentary full WBC conference registration

  • Inclusion as a panelist in a virtual WBC session sponsored by Bank of America

  • National exposure on NAWBO social media and communication channels

  • Recognition as a finalist and a 4-color headshot and bio in the WBC program book

  • Profile in NAWBO ONE e-publication article leading up to the conference

Winner recieves:

  • Honored during the NAWBO Awards Virtual presentations

  • Announced as WBO of the Year in NAWBO communications

  • National press release announcing Gala honorees through PR Newswire

To qualify, all nominees must:

  • Be an active Premier or Virtual NAWBO member in good-standing

  • Participate in the day-to-day operations of the company

  • Own a minimum of 25% of the company

  • Be able to attend the virtual panel breakout session and award presentation during the National Women’s Business Conference—September 23, 2020—to accept the award

  • Not be a member of the NAWBO National Board of Directors

Members can self-nominate or be nominated by another party. The nomination period is open from April 13 until June 30.  Please submit supporting documents to contests@nawbo.org by June 30th @5pm ET.

Nomination Questions:

  • Briefly describe the nominee's business and its history
  • Please describe the company's growth and how nominee affected/participated in that growth. (Please indicate growth by % or $)
  • Please describe how the nominee participates in the day-to-day operations of the business.
  • What community organizations has the nominee supported and/or participated in?
  • Why did the nominee become an entrepreneur?
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