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Women Who Mean Business 2018

Awards to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Women to Recognize Excellence in Business Leadership

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Foundation / Corporation

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Washington Business Journal

Deadline Date:

06/15/18 Midnight Receipt


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Awards to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia women to recognize outstanding leadership in businesses and contributions to the community. The purpose of this award is to honor the most influential businesswomen in the Washington area. Nominations are invited on behalf of women representing every profession and industry.

Candidates for this award are women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for others, and are leaving a mark on the Washington-area community.

Nominations will be judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, as well as awards and milestones. Each of these should be addressed in the nomination.

Nominations should include as much detail as possible about a nominee's specific business and community accomplishments. We're looking for real tangible results, as in "She increased the company's sales last year by 40 percent, bringing in AOL and Nextel as new clients" or "She raised an additional $500,000 to help send 20 more kids to college."

All honorees will be profiled in the Washington Business Journal and online.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179230

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be female residents of the Washington area who are employed in the region. They should be established business leaders with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses and/or a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.

Nominees should work for a business or organization based in D.C. or one of the following jurisdictions:
-City of Alexandria, Va.
-City of Falls Church, Va.
-Arlington County, Va.
-Fairfax County, Va.
-Loudoun County, Va.
-Prince William County, Va.
-Montgomery County, Md.
-Prince George's County, Md.

Previous honorees will not be awarded.

Pre-Application Information:

Self-nominations are welcome. In addition to the online form, a high-resolution, 300 dpi, professional quality digital photo (headshot) of the nominee must be submitted.

All submissions must be received no later than June 15 at midnight.

Submit nominations using the online form.

Winners will be asked to attend a video shoot at the Washington Business Journal's office in Rosslyn.

Winners will also be required to attend the awards event in October and a private dinner in September for the 2018 class of Women Who Mean Business and alumnae. Please do not nominate business owners or leaders who will be on vacation or who have prior commitments during the timeframe of the event.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George's Counties;   Virginia: City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County;   Washington, DC