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  • “NAWBO is a great organization for women entrepreneurs that provides an outlet for women business owners across the country to share their creativity an inspire and support each other in their pursuits.”

    Katrina Markoff

    Founder, CEO and Chocolatier of Vosges Haut Chocolat and Wild Ophelia

  • "I am fortunate to be a woman in America who was given the opportunity to achieve her dream. I want women everywhere to have that same opportunity and am pleased to work with the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development to increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs."

    Sara Blakely

    Spanx founder and head of The Sara Blakely Foundation

  • "...We worked hard to position the emergence of women business owners as a growing segment of the women's movement and to develop the organizational base and structural guidelines for a national association. "

    Susan Hager

    Founding NAWBO National President




The 20th Annual ICONIC Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon will be held on June, 4 2020, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Conference Center of Las Vegas, 6590 Bermuda Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119, and will honor 13 dynamic women with the prestigious 2020 ICONIC Women of Distinction Award. 

NAWBO Southern Nevada has hosted the Women of Distinction Awards since 1998 to celebrate the accomplishments of women. We commemorate the achievements of all our nominees at this event. The program highlights women whose excellence and dedication sets them apart in their fields and inspires success. Women are recognized in the following categories: Rising Star, Glass Ceiling, Entrepreneur of the Year, Arts/Entertainment/Media, Business/Retail/Manufacturing, Corporate/Government Services, Education/Sports, Gaming/Hospitality/Convention Services, Medical/Healthcare Services, Philanthropy/Community Service, Professional Services/Public Relations, Real Estate/Construction, and STEM.

Join us as we honor our finalists and recipients, have lunch and peruse our silent auction which benefits the Women of Distinction Foundation.

Our 2019 Recipients:

Our 2019 Finalists:


  • Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to advocacy for improving the lives of women.  
  • Nominees must live and/or work in the Southern Nevada Region.
  • Nominees do not need to be a member of NAWBO Southern Nevada.
  • Nominees submitting for the Rising Star Award do hereby verify that they will be under 40 years old on June 4, 2020.
  • The Nominator for the Glass Ceiling Award must be an employee of a NAWBO Southern Nevada Corporate Partner but not the Nominee.
  • Previous WODA Finalists in the last five years are not eligible to be nominated.
  • Previous WODA recipients are not eligible. 
  • Submitted applications that do not follow the submission guidelines and meet the eligibility requirements may be disqualified.

Applications are due by 12 Midnight PT on March 27, 2020. Please setup up a login and use this platform to nominate for WODA 2020. As the nominees are nominated they will receive a link to complete the online application through this same platform. Please direct all questions to womenofdistinction@nawbosnv.org or Sandy Roche at (702) 524-6208.

Finalists will be announced on or before April 29, 2020. Each finalist will receive a complimentary seat at the award luncheon.

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