2018 Women of the Year Awards

Join us at the fabulous Tower Theatre for an evening of fun and celebration as we recognize the outstanding women of Central Oregon.

Join us at the fabulous Tower Theatre for an evening of fun and celebration on April 5 as we recognize the outstanding women of Central Oregon. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will kick-off promptly at 7 p.m. That should give you plenty of time to grab a drink at the bar, make your way to your seats and get ready to be inspired and energized. Our Emcee this year is Julie Harrelson, CEO HGI and our Keynote Speaker is Rane Stempson, CEO Ranemaker Institute.


Submit a Nomination at https://bendchamber.org/woy-2018

Award Categories 

Lifetime Achievement Award – Through the Lifetime Achievement Award, we seek to identify leaders who will teach future generations by example. Lifetime Achievement Award winners have shown long-term active engagement in our community and have made significant positive economic impacts locally. They are successful leaders in their companies, industries and in our community. This award allows us to recognize true pillars in our community.

Woman of the Year – This award recognizes women who have excelled in their career, field or passion and/or have made a significant achievement in a traditionally male-dominated arena.  The essence of this award is to discover and reward exceptional women for their leadership, mentoring skills and/or ideas that stand out from their colleagues. Judges are looking for women who have made a real difference in their career, field or passion over the past 12 -24 months. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Through timely innovation, strategic thinking and smart execution, the recipients of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award have launched and built one or more successful companies with a track record of growth, profitability, industry leadership and breaking new ground. These pre-eminent entrepreneurs possess the drive, managerial acumen and leadership traits that others aspire to have, and have positioned themselves for future achievement. These women are role models for all those who believe in the power of entrepreneurship. Winners of this award have generated an uncommon degree of economic growth and social change. Must be 18 years of age.

Community Hero – This award acknowledges women who are making outstanding contributions to their community. Community Heroes demonstrate how people with passion and determination can use their lives to make a difference in the community.  Nominees must be over 21.

Young Hero Award Through this award, we are celebrating the power of local young ladies’ efforts that spark change and improve the world through passion and determination. This award embraces the challenge of tackling the unmet needs of a community through volunteer action.  Nominees are considered in two age groups: 14-17 and 18-21.

The $3,000 scholarship is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Robberson Ford Lincoln Mazda and Bigfoot Beverages


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