2023–2024

Business Awards

Nomination Form

Help us celebrate excellence! Lakes Area Professional Women is seeking nominations from the public for three business awards. These awards will recognize businesses who lift up and support women in our community.

Awards will be presented celebrated at the LAPW Recognition Gala held on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Nomination Deadline was February 15, 2024

WOW! Award

Woman-Owned Workplace

Recognizes a woman-owned business that has demonstrated exceptional growth, innovation, and success within our community. This award celebrates the remarkable accomplishments and spirit of entrepreneurship of a woman-owned business.

Paying It Forward

Recognizes a business that has been highly engaged in philanthropic activities – giving of their time, talent, and treasure. This award honors a business that has made a significant positive impact in their community (with preference given to businesses with initiatives that support women in their workplaces and their families).

The Trailblazer

Recognizes a business that has utilized their position, stature, expertise, and influence to break down barriers and effect positive change for women in their workplaces. This business demonstrates that there is a space and a place for women in all industries and professions, and will be awarded to a business paving the way in an industry or profession typically dominated by males.