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BWRT Women of Excellence 2024 Award Nominations

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The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Women's Round Table (BWRT) recognizes dynamic professional women leaders who have contributed significantly to and demonstrated great success in Charlottesville’s workplaces and communities.

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 Dr. Tamara W. Dias, Good Soil Education

BWRT Woman of Excellence Award

an extraordinary woman with a proven track record of achievements, community involvement, and professional growth

Stacy Higgins, OakHeart Financial Group

Distinguished Mentor Award

a woman with a powerful commitment to assisting others in their personal and/or professional development

Casey Woodzell, ERA Bill May Realty Company

Emerging Professional Award

an up-and-coming professional woman who makes an impact and shows exceptional talent as a future business leader

General Eligibility

Awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. It is strongly preferred, but not required, that nominees be available to attend the in-person event.

  • Individuals submitting nominations do not have to be Chamber members.
  • Nominees must be a resident of the greater Charlottesville region.
  • Individuals may be nominated for multiple awards.
  • An individual may nominate herself.
  • Individuals previously nominated, but not selected as the award recipient, may be nominated again for consideration.
  • A previous recipient of an award may not receive the same award again within a five (5) year time frame.
  • Membership in the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is required ONLY for Woman of Excellence nominees.

Nomination Procedure

  • Nomination forms must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
  • To nominate an individual for more than one award category, you must submit a nomination form for each of your chosen categories. Nomination forms containing multiple award nominations for one individual will not be assessed by the judges.
  • Nominees will receive an email notification indicating they have been nominated, along with luncheon information.