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.
If you should have any questions regarding your nomination, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 413-5113.
2018 Award Recipients
2018 Award Nominees
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|