Outstanding Women in Business

The Outstanding Women in Business Awards celebrate the success and achievements of women across the state’s diverse business community.

The Outstanding Women in Business Awards celebrate women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but as leaders and role models. While many of these women come from different industries and walks of life, they share several traits — a strong sense of self, a success-driven work ethic and the extraordinary accomplishments to show for it. Their commitment, vision and talents make them true leaders in their chosen fields.

In addition to the six Outstanding Women in Business, NH Business Review will present, for the third time, our Advocate for Women’s Empowerment Award (AWE Award). The AWE Award honors an individual or organization that has made a lasting impact on empowering women and girls in the Granite State. The award serves to recognize those who have made additional efforts to ensure future generations of women's success. The 2019 AWE Award is sponsored by Birch Hill.

Now accepting submissions for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Business Awards!


The deadline for nominations will be Friday, December 14th

Please note: During the judging process, judges will be weighing the nominations based off of the level of information given within the nomination and supporting documents. Therefore, please make sure to include as much evidence and information about your nominee as possible. 

Strong nominations usually include evidence that highlights the following areas:

  • Overall success of nominee, including years of service, status in industry, impact, personal contributions, etc.
  • Community service
  • Obstacles overcome/challenges faced
  • Advocacy for women
  • Special/unique considerations

Such evidence can be shown through supporting documents such as letters of recommendation, published articles, press releases, photos, etc. 


Five tips to writing a great nomination:

  • Answer each question thoroughly as required in each section, as you will not be able to go back to your nomination afterwards. Use paragraphs, if necessary, to separate the answers.​ 

  • Success can be illustrated in terms of staffing, resources, partnerships, volunteering, donations (both time and monetary), and inner strength by overcoming obstacles, etc. Take the time to explain the nominee's successes both professionally and personally.

  • Stay away from acronyms or abbreviations that are industry specific unless you can offer an explanation in layman's terms.

  • Letters of referral are one of the most powerful ways to support a nomination. Letters often share inside stories about the nominee and lend credibility that this person has done great things above and beyond business interests.

  • The nomination should be professional, but have a heart.

Questions?
If you should have any questions regarding your nomination, please contact events@mcleancommunications.com or call (603) 413-5113.

2018 Award Recipients

    Amanda Grappone Osmer, Grappone Automotive Group    Kim Cadorette, BAE Systems    Lisa Maria-Booth, Fortitude Health and Training  FortCycle and GreenBike Organic Smoothies    Mary Johanna Brown, Brown & Company Design    Nicole Brassard Jordan, New Hampshire Liquor Commission    Susan C. Ryan, Spaulding Youth Center

2018 Award Nominees

Nominee Name Company
Amanda Bacon Palmer Gas & Oil
Amanda Grappone Osmer Grappone Automotive Group
Amber Logue Excell Mobil Distributor's
Cathy Leer Family PT Services
Cheryl Coletti-Lawson The Lawson Group
Dallas Lagerquist Primary Bank
Deb Anthony Gather
Debra Desrosiers Visiting Angels-Auburn
Diana Holland Merchants Fleet Management
Donna Valpey William C. Huff Moving & Storage
Genella McDonald Stibler Associates, LLC
Heather Owen H2O Salon Spa
Helen Williams 2 Home Cooks
Jackie Mitchell WS Badger Co., Inc.
Jennifer Desrosiers Laney & Lu and WILD ADVENTUROUS LIFE
Jennifer L. Moran State of New Hampshire
Jennifer Nelson Nibblesworth
Jessica Principe All Girl Shave Club
Joy Barrett Granite State Children's Alliance
Judith Maloy Polaris Direct LLC
Judy Barrett Barrett Insurance
Kate Luczko Harvey Construction Corporation
Kathy Sevigny Altos
Kelly Levy Belknap Dental Associates
Kim Cadorette BAE Systems
Lisa M. Tetreaut The Mountain Club on Loon
Lisa Maria-Booth Fortitude Health and Training  FortCycle and GreenBike Organic Smoothies
Lisa Masiello TECHmarc Labs, Inc.
Lydia Foley Purple Finch Properties, LLC
Mary Johanna Brown Brown & Company Design
Melissa Olszak Lake Street Advisors
Mychal Beebe Arete Chiropractic
Nicole Brassard Jordan New Hampshire Liquor Commission
Patricia Mellor Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
Robin Jean Bruck, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Chiropractic Associates, PRO (Personal Responsibility Organization)
Robyn Gault CIT Direct Capital, a division of CIT Group
Robyn Sweeney - Glickel Barclay Personnel Systems
Sabrina Rando, Ed.D, BCBA, LBA Prime Lifetime Services
Sarah Ambrogi Ambrogi Law Office
Sera Gray Red River Computer, Co., Inc
Sharon Cowen UNH Cooperative Extension
Susan S. Geiger Orr & Reno, P.A.
Susan C. Ryan Spaulding Youth Center
Tammy Vigliotti BANKW Staffing

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Past Winners >> Outstanding Women in Business

Amanda Grappone Osmer, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Amanda Grappone Osmer, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Owner of Grappone Automotive Group in Bow
Susan Ryan, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Susan Ryan, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

CEO of Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield
Lisa Maria-Booth, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Lisa Maria-Booth, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

CEO and co-owner of Fortitude Health and Training, FortCycle and Green Bike Organic Smoothies in Manchester
Kim Cadorette, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Kim Cadorette, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Director of operations at BAE Systems in Nashua
Nicole Brassard Jordan, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Nicole Brassard Jordan, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Director of marketing, merchandising and warehousing at the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
Mary Johanna Brown, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Mary Johanna Brown, 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business

Founder and president of Brown & Company Design in Portsmouth
Girls At Work, 2018 AWE Award Winner

Girls At Work, 2018 AWE Award Winner

The Advocate for Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Award honors an individual or organization that has made a lasting impact on empowering women and girls in the Granite State.

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