2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award - Nominations Open | NAWBO


2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award - Nominations Open

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (All day)Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)

The NAWBO National Woman Business Owner of the Year Award recognizes an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem solving, overcomes adversity and gives back to her community.

To be eligible for this award the nominee must be a NAWBO Premier member who is not currently a member of the National Board of Directors. The Woman Business Owner of the Year award is open to any woman business owner that owns at least 25% of her business and actively runs the day-to-day operations. The award winner must be available to accept the award in person at NAWBO's 2017 Women's Business Conference in Minneapolis, MN October 15-17 2017.

Defined As: A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture, including franchisees. Candidates must own at least 25% of the business and be fully engaged and active in the day-to-day operations of the business. This award will be awarded based on the nominee’s business model, execution of the business/strategic plan by the WBO, and proven growth either by % or revenue over the last 3 years. Revenue alone does not impact the nomination.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a NAWBO member for the 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. Information regarding the nominee's background, business, and service to NAWBO are required in order to complete the nomination application.

Submit All Nominations before June 30 to the Survey Monkey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKDRQP2

Nominating questions Include:

*Please answer in detail, nominees are selected based off this information.

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

Top Three Finalist Receive

  •     Complimentary WBC registration
  •     National exposure on NAWBO social media and communication channels
  •     Recognition as a finalist during the Awards Gala and a 4-color Headshot & Bio in the WBC Program

Winner Receives

  •     Profile in NAWBO One November article
  •     Honored on stage October 17 at the NAWBO Awards Gala
  •     Announced as WBO of the Year in NAWBO communications
  •     National press release announcing Gala honorees through the PR Newswire
As a reminder, all nominations and supporting documentation are due on June 30, 2017. All nominations must be submitted electronically.  Supporting documents can be emailed to contests@nawbo.org