For over 20 years, the Business Record has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to the community in a variety of areas with the Women of Influence awards. Awards will be presented at a reception on Thursday, August 6.

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 have devoted their lives to doing things most wouldn’t. They have spent countless hours on various boards and they are role models with impeccable ethics. They have blazed a trail either personally or professionally for other women to follow.



Success in their chosen field
Lasting impact on the community
Involvement with civic and nonprofit organizations
Role model for other women through their achievements and ethical standards

Submit a nomination online here

You may also mail in submissions: 
Des Moines Business Record
c/o Jason Swanson
100 4th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Have questions? Contact Jason Swanson at or call 515-288-3338 ext. 209.


Past honorees:

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