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2023 Annual Women of Excellence Awards

We invite you to celebrate your NAWBO DC sisters’ accomplishments with the 2023 Women of Excellence Awards on April 20th – the most anticipated event of the year!

The evening will celebrate the successes of women entrepreneurs throughout all stages of their businesses and careers.

This year’s event will be held at the Tower Club Tysons Corner in Virginia, a beautiful venue conveniently located for all our members.

We’ll open the evening with networking and our evening will feature the announcement and celebration of our award winners and new Board members. Be sure to stick around for additional networking that follows.

This is truly an event you won’t want to miss!

Do you know a Woman Business Owner who deserves to be recognized for the 2023 NAWBO-DC Women of Excellence Awards?

Nominate her today!


Who is a Woman of Excellence?

A Woman of Excellence is someone who:

  • Owns a business in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region
  • Has excelled in her own business and overcome adversity to reach success
  • Gives back to her local community
  • Regularly supports other women
  • Inspires others

Nominations for Women of Excellence awards are now open.

NAWBO-DC members and nonmembers are eligible. Please take just a moment to complete the brief nomination form, and our nominating committee will follow up.

Nominations are due by January 31, 2023.

There will be two awards:

Debrah Farnell Rising Star of the Year

For women in business less than five years
We will announce three finalists at the Wisdom & Wine on February 28, 2023
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Molly Gimmel Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

For women in business five or more years
We will announce three finalists at the Wisdom & Wine on March 28, 2023
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We unveil the award winners on April 20, 2023 at a gala event.

Get tickets 2023 Women of Excellence Award today!

As a thank you for taking the time to think of someone
for this award, nominators will receive:

Social media “shout outs” – thanks for nominating someone!

If the person you nominated is one of the finalists, you get free tickets to Lunch & Learn panel and awards event, and you get to introduce your nominee at the awards event

Awardees win one year honorary membership

Nominate Her Today!
Deadline: January 31, 2023

2023 Women of Excellence Awards
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by all of us in the NAWBO Greater DC community.