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Women of Excellence Awards Recognize Local Business Women for Community Impact

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Business Women’s Round Table (BWRT) of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the recipients of the second annual Women of Excellence Awards.

“International Women’s Day invites us to celebrate the achievements of women – and that’s exactly what the women of the Chamber Business Women’s Round Table have done tirelessly for the last two decades,” said Chamber COO Andrea Copeland.

“As the BWRT celebrates its 20th year of supporting and elevating professional women in our region, we’re delighted to honor these women leaders who have made significant contributions to Charlottesville’s workplaces and communities,” Copeland said.

Dr. Tamara W. Dias, Founder of Good Soil Education, will receive the BWRT Excellence Award. The award recognizes an extraordinary woman who has manifested a legacy that continues to inspire others.

Stacy Higgins, Operations Director for OakHeart Financial Group, will receive the Distinguished Mentor of Excellence Award. This award recognizes a woman who has a powerful commitment to advising other women and helping them advance.

Casey Woodzell, REALTOR with ERA Bill May Realty Company, will receive the Emerging Professional Award. This award recognizes an up-and-coming professional woman who makes an impact through her personal involvement in business, community projects, and volunteering.

Dias, Higgins and Woodzell will receive their awards at the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon on March 21, 2024. The luncheon will take place at The Center at Belvedere from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

Rebecca Haydock, Director of the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, will present a keynote address.