WODA Nominees: Nominate Women-Owned Business Trailblazers

Jul 12, 2023

It’s that time of year again when people submit their choices for WODA nominees. We’re encouraging people to get their nominations for the 2023 Women of Distinction Awards in before August 4. It only takes a couple minutes of your time to change a woman business owner’s life by nominating her for one of the many awards, including Rising Star, Glass Ceiling, and Entrepreneur of the Year.

We’re excited to be celebrating our 25th year in bestowing these awards and grants to recognize the accomplishments of local women in private businesses and public sector nonprofit organizations.

The WODA Awards Spotlight The Region’s Women Leaders

NAWBO was established in 1975 with a mission to become the voice of women business owners. Our annual WODA award ceremony recognizes a diverse group of Southern Nevada businesses, owners, and leaders. Each category has three nominees who are chosen by their peers as women who make a difference both personally and professionally and who inspire excellence in others.

This year’s expanded list of Individual Industry Awards includes:

  • Arts or Music
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Fitness, Spa, or Wellness
  • Gaming or Hospitality
  • Government
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing or Advertising
  • Media or Public Relations
  • Medical or Healthcare
  • Philanthropy or Community Service
  • Professional Services or Consulting
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant, Food, and Beverage, or Nightlife
  • Retail
  • Sports or Entertainment
  • STEM

The Top Accolade categories are:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Glass Ceiling of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year

Grants and Sponsors

Thanks to our corporate sponsors’ generosity and support, we are proud to increase our grants again this year to $15,000, double 2021’s amount and $5000 more than those awarded in 2022.

The grants to be awarded include:

  • Community Angel Grant
  • Minority Woman-Owned Business Grant
  • The Woman of Distinction Accelerate Grant
  • Woman of Distinction Grant

Our sponsors include industry leaders like:

  1. Catalyst Mastermind Collaborative
  2. US Bank
  3. MGM Resorts
  4. Caesars Entertainment
  5. Taurean Consulting Group
  6. and many more

How to Nominate

All awards and grants can be self-nominated, and businesses can be nominated in multiple categories. However, individuals and companies may only receive one grant award.

Nominations are now open and will close on August 4, 2023. Finalists will be announced at the 2023 Women of Distinction Awards on October 24th and receive a free ticket to the event.

Join NAWBO Southern Nevada Today!

NAWBO Southern Nevada is a proud provider of support for local women entrepreneurs. We offer access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and frequent events that promote professional and business growth.

When you become a NAWBO member, you enjoy benefits such as workshops, webinars, lunch meetings, and other business-related activities, including advocacy initiatives and leadership development training.

Visit our membership page to learn more about the WODA awards and joining our growing community!