To submit a nomination for the 2017 Visionary Awards, click on the name of the award to the right.
Created in 2004, the Visionary Awards were established to honor Indianapolis’ successful and dynamic women business owners. NAWBO members and corporate partners submit nominations which are reviewed by business leaders throughout the state of Indiana.
Click on the awards listed below to read more about each category and to submit nominations for 2017.
View a list of past recipients by selecting the button to the left.
Avatar of the Year (Young Entrepreneur)
The Avatar of the Year award is presented to a NAWBO-Indianapolis member under the age of 40 who represents the organization’s mission and vision in all facets of business ownership including innovative leadership and community involvement.
The Indianapolis Choice award honors one outstanding individual who serves as a powerful advocate for NAWBO-Indianapolis and woman-owned businesses throughout the state. Both NAWBO members and non-members are eligible for nomination.
Member of the Year
The Member of the Year award honors one outstanding member who has elicited powerful change and strengthened the presence of NAWBO-via her support of the vision and ongoing engagement with the organization.
Woman Business Owner of the Year
The Woman Business Owner of the Year award honors one outstanding NAWBO-Indianapolis business owner who has built a successful and sustainable business.
Open to NAWBO-Indianapolis members who own or provide key leadership to their organizations. Businesses of all sizes and industries are eligible. The Entrepreneur Scholarship provides an avenue for professional development of the members choosing to help them develop and grow their business.