Nominations Open: Women in Business and Civic Leadership Awards

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We are proud to celebrate the achievements of multicultural women who champion the development of educational policy and programs designed to advance innovation, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship ecosystems development within their local communities.

Nominees work must focus on education and include emphasis on entrepreneurship or business.  Ideal candidates are superintendents, professors, presidents or CEOs of academic institutions (all levels), program/center directors at K- university organizations, or founders of educational entities, among other roles (please note this listing is an example and does not communicate the totality of potential positions from which someone may be nominated).

If you know a woman who is deserving of recognition, we encourage you to nominate an economic development and civic leadership champion today.

Honorees will be awarded at the 2019 Walker’s Legacy Women in Business and Civic Leadership luncheon and reception to be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Nominations will close July 15, 2019 at 5:00PM EST.  

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible women must work for federal, state, or local governments, educational institutions (all levels K- university), economic development-focused nonprofit organizations (chambers of commerce, community/economic development corporations), micro-finance institutions or public-private partnerships.   For-profit businesses or non-economic development related nonprofit organizations are not eligible but may be eligible for the 2019 Power Awards (nominations to open in July).
Additional Information: Due to the volume of nominations, nominators will not be notified of the status of their nominations. Honorees will be notified in late July/early August.  Travel and lodging in Washington, DC will not be covered by Walker’s Legacy. An honoree table purchase for event ($2,000) to accept award is requested by all honorees.

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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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