Please join us for our 38th Annual Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction, benefiting educational scholarships and local non-profits.

 

Professional Women of the Year Award

The Professional Women of the Year (PWOTY) award is a unique recognition opportunity, honoring the incredible contributions of local women in business. Every year, we ask the public to submit nominations to highlight amazing women playing pivotal roles in their business and our community. These individuals develop future leaders, mentor our children and peers, and give back in ways that impact us all.

Through the collective effort of our community and members, dozens of women are nominated each year. We encourage you to submit a nomination to honor an influential woman in your life. Nominations are due Friday, May 15th by 5:00pm. All nominees will then be invited to submit a full application for consideration, due by May 31st. Finalists are selected by the Whatcom Women in Business Board of Directors and the winner is selected by the full WWIB Membership and unveiled at the Annual Professional Women Awards Gala and Auction in October.

In addition to recognizing the amazing accomplishments of the PWOTY Finalists and Winner, the Annual Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction is a fundraiser, benefiting the Scholarship and Charity Programs of Whatcom Women in Business. The Scholarship Program awards up to $20,000 to women with financial need, pursuing careers that exemplify the areas WWIB honors, and the Charity Program awards an annual monetary grant to a local non-profit.

In 2019, the success of the Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction raised funds allowing WWIB to grant $16,000 in educational scholarships, and a $5,000 grant to Bellingham YWCA. Thank you to the hundreds of local individuals and business who sponsored, donated, and attended the 2019 Gala & Auction!

Nominate a community member for Professional Women of the Year!

Who will be the 2020 Professional Woman of the Year!?! Do you know someone who strives for and exemplifies the areas that Whatcom Women in Business honors? Those areas are: Leadership, Professionalism, Business Acumen, Mentorship, and Community Involvement. If you do, please use the form below to submit your nomination for your 2019 Professional Woman of the Year.

 

Community Legacy Award

The Community Legacy Award (CLA) is a unique recognition opportunity, honoring the incredible cumulative contributions of local women who have made lasting impacts on our community through decades of dedication. Nominations are open to the public.

We encourage you to submit a nomination to honor an influential woman deserving of a Community Legacy Award (CLA). Nominations are due Friday, May 15th by 5:00pm. All nominees will then be invited to submit an application for consideration, due by May 31st. The CLA recipient is selected by the Whatcom Women in Business Board of Directors and honored at the Annual Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction in October.

In addition to recognizing the amazing accomplishments of the CLA Finalists and winner, the Annual Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction is a fundraiser, benefiting the Scholarship and Charity Programs of Whatcom Women in Business. The Scholarship Program awards up to $20,000 to women with financial need, pursuing careers that exemplify the areas WWIB honors, and the Charity Program awards an annual monetary grant to a local non-profit.

In 2019, the success of the Professional Women Awards Gala & Auction raised funds allowing WWIB to grant $16,000 in educational scholarships, and a $5,000 grant to Bellingham YWCA. Thank you to the hundreds of local individuals and business who sponsored, donated, and attended the 2019 Gala & Auction!

Nominate a woman for a Community Legacy Award!

Who will be the 2020 Community Legacy Award recipient!?! Do you know someone who strives for and exemplifies the areas that Whatcom Women in Business honors? Those areas are: Leadership, Professionalism, Business Acumen, Mentorship, and Community Involvement. If you do, please use the form below to submit your nomination for your 2019 Community Legacy Award recipient.

 

Nominate HERE for Either or Both Awards!

Question? Contact our Professional Women Awards Program Chair, Carolyn Saletto. Thank you for your nomination! Submissions are due Friday, May 15, 2020.

 

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