2018 NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED!

Register now for the Gala Event on Thursday, June 14, 2018!

Celebrating and Honoring
the Legacy of NC Women Business Owners

The North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions to impact women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina.


 

The First Annual NC Women's Business Owners

Hall of Fame Gala will be held on
Thursday, June 14, 2018
at The Mayton Inn in Cary, NC
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NC WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS HALL OF FAME CRITERIA

Regardless of whether the inductee is living or deceased, their accomplishments and/or contributions are of such special significance that they will be thought of as outstanding when reflected upon from the perspective of future generations. 

Consideration of potential inductees requires that their efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored.

Inductees must have:

  • Made enduring contributions to North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community
  • Made an impact on women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina
  • A meaningful connection to North Carolina (such as place of birth, education, and/or business location) and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of North Carolina entrepreneurs

Selection for the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame is not an honor that you can write a nomination for – consideration of potential inductees requires that the woman's efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored within the business community. Further, the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame emphasizes the descriptors “significant”, “enduring contributions" and “impact” on women’s entrepreneurial development. If you know of a woman whose accomplishments encompass all three components, please provide us with her name and successes so we can research her background further.

Nominations for 2018 closed on April 30.

The nominations were reviewed, and on May 12, a selection committee made up of representatives from NAWBO-Greater Raleigh, NAWBO-Charlotte, WBON-Cary, the Women's Business Center of NC, NFIB, COIN, Bank of America, and the SBA chose the 11 members of the 2018 Inaugural class of the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

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