weVENTURE Now Accepting ‘Women Who Rock’ Nominations

Awards Presented at Luncheon March 26

MELBOURNE, FLA. — weVENTURE, the Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Tech and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is seeking nominations for its 2019 Women Who Rock Awards. The submission deadline is Jan. 11, 2019.

Nomination forms can be found at http://weventure.fit.edu/events/womens-who-rock.php.

Three finalists will be selected for each award, and one recipient for each will be recognized at the Women Who Rock Awards Luncheon scheduled for March 26. The event is held annually in honor of Women’s History Month.

2019 award categories are:

  • Excellence in Mentorship: This award recognizes a female community leader who dedicates time to the mentorship and advancement of other women.
  • Women in the Workplace Champion: This award recognizes a local business that demonstrates high ethical standards and commitment to promoting women’s leadership and gender equality in the workplace.
  • Female Small Business Owner of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding female business owner who creates the products, services and jobs that fuel our economy and help our community grow.
  • Zonta Yellow Rose Award for Excellence in Community Service: This award is presented to an individual who helps women achieve their full potential.

This year’s event will offer corporate table hosts the opportunity to recognize Women Who Rock at their tables who may not fit in one of the award categories. Table sponsorships are $1,500 and include recognition and an award for the woman of their choice. Table honorees will be recognized at the event.

“Now more than ever it is important to recognize the work being done by women and for women in our community,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Erica Lemp. “We believe in honoring not only the individuals but also our local businesses who are elevating and empowering women.”

To nominate a local female leader and view full criteria for category nominations, visit http://weventure.fit.edu/events/womens-who-rock.php.


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