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Congratulate the 2018 Women of Excellence Award Finalists

03/30/2018 7:45 AM | Katie Hellebush

Richmond, VA - NAWBO Richmond is delighted to announce its 2018 Women of Excellence Award Finalists. 

The Women of Excellence Awards Program recognizes and celebrate the accomplishments of successful women entrepreneurs and community leaders. Each year NAWBO Richmond asks the local community to nominate deserving female entrepreneurs and business owners for 5 award categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Leader, STEM and Student Entrepreneur of the Year. The Women of Excellence Awards Dinner highlights each of the nominees, their businesses and their stories.  NAWBO Richmond also enjoys a partnership with the Girl Scouts to celebrate their entrepreneurship and recognize the top selling scouts! 

The Women of Excellence Awards Finalists for 2017-2018 include:

BDO Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Myrf Bowry - Decorum inc and Dip a do da
  • Natalie Gordon - Avenue 42 Style Studio
  • Charis Jones - Sassy Jones Boutique

Entec Systems Community Leader

  • Kristie Bradley - Kristie Bradley Photography
  • Mahalakshmi Challa - Challa Law Group and LeClairRyan
  • Carrie Roth - Activation Capital

Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC Rising Star

  • Shana Bloom - Bloom Real Estate
  • Morgan Botwinick - Whisk
  • Charis Jones - Sassy Jones Boutique

Wells Fargo Women in STEM

  • Erica McMannes - Madskills
  • Liz Rodewald - Madskills
  • Susan Winslow - Delta Consultants
  • Marcy Williams - Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth

University of Richmond Student Entrepreneur

  • Winner to be Announced During the Awards Dinner

We invite all members of the business community to join us for this exciting evening to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Women of Excellence May 2, 2018.  Winners will be announce during the awards presentation.

Our speaker for the evening is Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kelly Thomasson; our emcee Lisa Schaffner, director of public relations and marketing for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

We thank our sponsors for their support for the Women of Excellence:

For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit:


NAWBO Richmond propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.  Locally, our Richmond Chapter of NAWBO supports women entrepreneurs in all stages of their business life.

NAWBO Richmond
P.O. Box 73201 
N. Chesterfield, VA  23235 

For more information please email

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