St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Calls for Nominations
December 20th, 2012 | St. Petersburg, FL “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis’ quote signifies the spirit of the 14th annual Iconic Women of St. Petersburg—Celebrating Women with Vision luncheon. Hosted by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor, Ceridian, the event to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront honors area business women who have demonstrated insight and innovation in their respective fields.
Do you know a woman who exhibits the qualities of leadership and inspiration? The St Pete Area Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Council, which organizes the luncheon, is currently calling for nominations for the 2013 Iconic Women of the Year. Awards will acknowledge women with outstanding professional accomplishments in a leadership or management role in the following categories: Business Woman of the Year for Large Business (50+ employees) and Business Woman of the Year for Small Business (less than 50 employees); Entrepreneur Woman of the Year; and, Non-Profit Woman of the Year. Further, the Community Service Woman of the Year award recognizes a woman who exhibits a “love of the cause” by volunteering during personal or non-work hours delivering outstanding, uncompensated hands-on service. A Woman to Watch under the age of 40 who has achieved significant professional accomplishments will be designated. And finally, the INSPIRE! Woman of the Year will be awarded to a woman who has risen above considerable personal challenges to achieve her goals and serves as a role model for focus, perseverance, and determination. “Last year, expanding our award opportunities provided the chance for us to recognize more women than ever,” says Andi Gordon, Chairman of the 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg event. “This year’s categories reflect the professional experience and contributions that our nominees bring to the table; and, how they impact both the Chamber’s mission and the community at large.”
Now is the time to recognize the Iconic Women who have a substantial influence on the community of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County. Nominations will be accepted online at www.stpete.com/iconic between January 1 and February 1, 2013. Award recipients will be announced at the luncheon on May 2nd.
The inspiring Iconic Women gala luncheon draws hundreds of annual attendees who are encouraged to network with business and community leaders from throughout the Bay area. On the agenda is a motivational address from Lois Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ceridian Corporation, followed by the awards presentation. Proceeds from this event raise funding and awareness of the Chamber’s involvement throughout the business community; including their support of Iconic Women who are respected business leaders.
Sponsorships for the 2013 event are still available at a variety of levels. For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Adrianne Greenlees or Tina Dyakon at IconicWomen@St.Pete.org.
To learn more about the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and the Women’s Leadership Council, including news and event updates, visit www.stpete.com/womenscouncil. For information on the 2013 Iconic Women of St. Petersburg – Celebrating Women with Vision Awards, please contact Ivory Blackwood at 727-388-2914 or email IconicWomen@stpete.com.