Laura Jackson, Shannon Cofield, Cara Heiden, Mary Bontrager and Evelyn Davis. They are just five of the more than 140 women who have been honored by the Business Record as a Women of Influence. 

Do you know a woman who should be honored in our 15th annual Women of Influence awards?

Nominate today:

Nominations are now being accepted for both Women of Influence and the Woman Business Owner of the Year award through noon on Friday, June 6.

The Business Record will select from the pool of nominees the Central Iowa women who have been influential in their chosen fields and/or for their contributions to civic and philanthropic organizations. The winners will be honored at our annual event Aug. 7.

Nomination forms: Woman of Influence | Business Owner of the Year 

Meet past Women of Influence:

Every year, our staff interviews each of the honorees and writes a profile of each woman for the Business Record. Meet past honorees: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 

Full list of honorees:

Want to see the list of all 140-plus Women of Influence? Click here

More Information:

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