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 at the links below:

NAWBO Iowa Nomination Form - Advocate of the Year 2018
NAWBO Iowa Nomination Form - Woman Business Owner of the Year 2018

Please submit nominations to our event chair at olena.gryn@gmail.com by March 31, 2018.

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 must meet 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 must meet 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

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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Our Sincere Appreciation to our 2017 Event Sponsors...

Platinum Level

Silver Level

Delta Dental

NAWBO Wonder Women

Bronze Level

Aureon

 Tero     Wells Fargo

Table Sponsors

     BrownWinick     GilbertCook

IvoryHouse     KHI     

FocusFIrstInc     RLS