The Women of Influence awards celebrate the work of women who have made a difference. They’ve devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn’t. They’ve spent countless hours on various boards. They’re role models with impeccable ethics. They’ve blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow.

The 2019 Women of Influence event will recognize Central Iowa women for their contributions in the public or private sector. Winners are chosen based on the impact they have made in their chosen field or for their contributions through civic and philanthropic organizations. This event will also award the Woman Business Owner of the Year and Emerging Woman of Influence.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter specifically addressing accomplishments that meet the judging criteria. Letters of recommendation, while not required, are also encouraged.

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Women of Influence 2019 Nominations - Nominations are now open click here

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter specifically addressing accomplishments that meet the judging criteria. Letters of recommendation, while not required, are also encouraged.

The Women of Influence awards celebrate the work of women who have made a difference. They’ve devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn’t. They’ve spent countless hours on various boards. They’re role models with impeccable ethics. They’ve blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow. 

When considered for recognition, candidates will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Success in their chosen field. 
  • Lasting impact on the community.
  • Involvement with civic and/or nonprofit organizations.
  • Role model for other women through not only their achievements but also their high ethical standards.

Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence Award - Nominations are now open click here

In an effort to recognize the next generation of women who have made and will continue to make an impact on our community, the Business Record is proud to be presenting the 2019 Meredith Emerging Woman of Influence Award. 

This award is designed to recognize an up-and-coming female leader who has not only already achieved career success and recognition within her peer group for her community involvement but is also poised to take on an even larger communitywide role in the years to come.
 
The ideal candidate will be a woman who meets these criteria:

  • Is successful in her chosen field.
  • Has made significant contributions to the community through nonprofit and philanthropic involvement.
  • Has a personal and professional reputation showing high integrity and ethical standards.
  • Continues to advance in her chosen field and/or is moving into further leadership positions in the community.

UNI College of Business Woman Business Owner of the Year Award - Nominations are now open click here

In an effort to recognize the female business owners who have made and will continue to make an impact on our community, the Business Record is proud to be presenting the 2019 UNI College of Business Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.
 
Candidates will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Significant achievement and success through their company.
  • Personal and professional reputation showing high ethical standards.
  • Investment in time mentoring others.
  • Strong business community network connections.
  • Education and professional experience.
  • History of the company and impact individual has had on the organization.


 

Nominations are due no later than noon on May 24, 2019. The winner will be honored at the Women of Influence event on Aug. 8, 2019.

 


  • Role model for other women through not only their achievements but also ?their high ethical standard

Past Honorees

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