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Amazing Women Event

Every year NAWBO-IE hosts its signature event, the Amazing Women Event (AWE) to honor truly amazing women business owners and community leaders.

Please nominate a deserving woman for one of the following awards:

  • Business Woman of the Year
    • This coveted award goes to a woman who has demonstrated creative initiative in her business to grow the business, to create jobs for others, to overcome obstacles, and to help her community. With a proven track record of success, she is a role model, mentor and leader. Nominees must have a business with headquarters in Riverside or San Bernardino County.
  • Legacy
    • This is a woman who has been in business for more than 10 years. She has achieved a truly amazing goal and because of that is leaving behind an incredible legacy what will impact her community for years to come. She has maintained her vision and has demonstrated unwavering
      strength, ingenuity and innovation. This prestigious award honors her visionary, innovative, and creative spirit! Nominees must have a business with headquarters in Riverside or San Bernardino County.
  • Community Bridge Builder
    • This woman is by definition a Bridge Builder. She is deeply committed to her community and demonstrates an amazing passion for her particular cause. She has successfully pulled together resources in the face of constant challenges to make her vision a reality. Nominees must be a Founder or Executive Director of a non-profit and have their organization’s headquarters in Riverside or San Bernardino County.
  • Rising Star
    • This woman has been in business five (5) years or less and has demonstrated a clear track record of success. She demonstrates commitment and achievement in spite of the daunting task of starting a new business. Nominees must have their headquarters in Riverside or San Bernardino County.
  • Veteran Business Owner of the Year
    • This woman must be a majority owner (51% or more) and operator or bear principal responsibility for operating a small business with a minimum three-year track record and must be a veteran or service-disabled veteran honorably discharged from a branch of the US Armed Services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves or National Guard).
  • Next Gen Business
    • We want to celebrate and recognize our next generation of women owned business owners.  This woman has a business in the Inland Empire that is in the start-up phase or has been in business for 3 years or less.  Be Enrolled in a college or university studying business or has graduated with a degree in business less than two years ago.

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please complete and submit the form below before January 1, 2020. 

If you would like to submit several nominations, please complete and submit multiple forms.

Finalists will be announced on or around February 1, 2020. The final awards will be announced at the Amazing Women Event March 2020. The award selection committee consists of past award winners and NAWBO corporate partners.

2020 NAWBO-IE Amazing Women Event Awards Nomination Form

Deadline for Nomination Submissions: January 1, 2020

  • Nominee’s Contact Information

  • Your Contact Information

Once form is submitted, please email a brief 125-word (or less) bio of your nominee, and their jpeg headshot to Vikita Poindexter at or 951.926.9069 no later than January 1, 2020.

Amazing Women Event Corporate Sponsorship Levels And Benefits











Amazing Women Event (AWE)* – March 2020 – The Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

Marquee Sponsor


Seats at the event

10 guests
(1 table)

5 guests
(1/2 table)

2 guests

Table signage



VIP Nominee Reception** TBD (prior to main event)

10 Tickets

5 Tickets

2 Tickets

Event Program Ad

Full page

Half page


Recognition from the Mistress of Ceremonies




Opportunity to display company logo


In banquet

Display table with company promotional materials



Opportunity to provide company promotional items at every seat



Sponsor level noted in all event advertising




Sponsor level listed in event program




Present award to scholarship recipient and/or nominee



Lunch or dinner speaking opportunity


AWE Corporate Sponsorship

The Amazing Women of the Inland Empire Awards Dinner (March 2020) is an
annual event that honors exceptional women business owners and community leaders.

**Nominee Reception is a by-invitation-only event for previous and current nominees, NAWBO board members, affiliate
organizations, representatives, media, corporate partners and VIPs.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Make check payable to “NAWBO-IE”
Mail to: NAWBO-IE | P.O. Box 1501 | Upland, CA 91785 OR FAX to 951.848.0870