NAWBO Iowa Awards

     

    NAWBO Iowa Presents 3 Annual Awards

    NAWBO Iowa Hall of Fame Legacy Award
    NAWBO Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year Award
    NAWBO Iowa Advocate of the Year Award

    The Hall of Fame Legacy Award honoree is selected by the NAWBO Iowa Board of Directors.  The NAWBO Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year and The NAWBO Iowa Advocate of the Year are both selected through a nomination and review process. A review committee is appointed by the NAWBO Iowa Board of Directors. This committee reviews all nominations and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors for their approval. Criteria for all awards can be found on this page and nomination forms are available for download prior to selection. See list of all HONOREES >>


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    Woman Business Owner of the Year 2018

    This award honors one outstanding NAWBO Iowa woman business owner who has used creative initiatives to overcome obstacles, generate economic impact, grow a successful and sustainable business, and improve the community. 

    To be eligible for nomination, the nominee meets the following criteria:

    1. Must be an active member of NAWBO-Iowa (NAWBO board members are ineligible).
    2. Must demonstrate leadership by serving on a committee, board or project work for NAWBO-Iowa.
    3. Must be in business a minimum of five (5) years.
    4. Must demonstrate excellence as a woman business owner.
    5. Must demonstrate initiative and creativity in overcoming obstacles in her business.
    6. Must demonstrate community involvement.
    7. Must agree to be interviewed and accept the award in person at the annual awards luncheon.

    NAWBO Iowa Advocate of the Year 2018

    This award honors one outstanding individual or company who has worked to practice, innovate, and effect change by supporting and advocating for women business owners in Iowa.

    To be eligible for nomination, the nominee meets the following criteria:

    1. Must actively advance women business owners in Iowa (members and partners preferred but not required).
    2. Must support and strengthen NAWBO Iowa's vision and mission.
    3. Must demonstrate leadership by serving on a committee, board or project work for NAWBO Iowa.
    4. Must strengthen the image of NAWBO Iowa in the public and/or private sectors.
    5. Must create innovative and effective change in NAWBO Iowa.
    6. Must agree to be interviewed and accept the award in person at the annual awards luncheon.

    The Hall of Fame Legacy Award

    The NAWBO Iowa Hall of Fame Legacy Award was established in 2014 to honor Iowa’s women business owners who demonstrate exemplary leadership. These women are respected for their commitment to leadership and excellence across their business, industry, community, and volunteer service. Their contributions represent a legacy of achievement and an inspiration to others. Each year the honoree is selected by the NAWBO Iowa Board of Directors. The Board of Directors welcomes recommendations for consideration.

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    NAWBO Iowa Award Honorees

    2018
    Hall of Fame Legacy Award
    Barbara Crowley, Brokers Clearing House Ltd.

    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Kimberly Baeth, Golden Openings Inc.

    Advocate of the Year
    Karen Taylor, Taylored Benefits Inc.

    2017
    Hall of Fame Legacy Award
    Rowena Crosbie, Tero International, Inc.

    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Jane Whalen, Midwest Project Partners, An Aureon Company

    Advocate of the Year
    Mo Collins, Mo Collins, Inc.

    See Photos from 2017 Celebration of Excellence >>

    2016
    Hall of Fame Legacy Award
    Miram Erickson Brown, AE Dairy

    Woman Business Owner of the Year 
    Mary Anne Kennedy, Primary Source 

    Advocate of the Year 
    Jayne Armstrong, U.S. Small Business Administration

    See Photos from 2016 Celebration of Excellence >>

    2015
    Hall of Fame Legacy Award
    Mary Vermeer Angringa, Vermeer Corporation

    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Christina Moffatt, Crème Cupcake + Dessert

    Advocate of the Year
    T. Waldmann-Williams, Ph.D., TWW Consulting, LLC

    2014
    Hall of Fame Legacy Award 
    Connie Wimer, Business Publications Corporation

    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Dr. Christi Hegstad, MAP Professional Development

    Advocate of the Year
    Deb Duncan, Iowa Small Business Development Center

    2013

    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Monica Dolezal, BIZSTARTS, LLC

    Connie Wimer Spirit
    Terry Hernandez, Chrysalis Foundation

    Aspiring Woman Business Owner
    Ini Augustine, SocialWise Media Group

    2012
    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Dawn Lull, Dawn R. Lull, CPA

    Connie Wimer Spirit Award
    Allison Fleming, Community Leader

    Aspiring Woman Business Owner
    Kelly Boon, CHAOS

    2011
    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Michelle DeClerck, Conference Event Management

    Connie Wimer Spirit
    Renee Hardman, Bankers Trust Company

    Aspiring Woman Business Owner
    Lori Murga, Just Beadiful

    2010
    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Kathy Towner, Win Communications

    Connie Wimer Spirit
    Connie Wimer, Business Publications Corporation

    Aspiring Woman Business Owner
    Betsey Qualley, Smitten Kitten

    2009
    Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Pam Schoffner, P.S. Writes

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