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The 20th Annual ICONIC Women of Distinction Awards will be held VIRTUALLY October 7, 2020, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, and will honor 12 dynamic women with the prestigious 2020 ICONIC Women of Distinction Award. 

NAWBO Southern Nevada has hosted the Women of Distinction Awards since 1998 to celebrate the accomplishments of women. We commemorate the achievements of all our nominees at this event. The program highlights women whose excellence and dedication sets them apart in their fields and inspires success. Women are recognized in the following categories: Rising Star, Glass Ceiling, Entrepreneur of the Year, Arts/Entertainment/Media, Business/Retail/Manufacturing, Corporate/Government Services, Education, Gaming/Hospitality/Convention Services, Medical/Healthcare Services, Philanthropy/Community Service, Professional Services and Real Estate/Construction.

Join us as we honor our finalists and recipientsand peruse our silent auction which benefit the Women of Distinction Foundation.


Our 2020 Finalists:

Our 2019 Recipients:


Our 2019 Finalists:

Our 2018 Finalists:


  • Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to advocacy for improving the lives of women.  
  • Nominees must live and/or work in the Southern Nevada Region.
  • Nominees do not need to be a member of NAWBO Southern Nevada.
  • Nominees submitting for the Rising Star Award do hereby verify that they will be under 40 years old on October 7, 2020.
  • The Nominator for the Glass Ceiling Award must be an employee of a NAWBO Southern Nevada Corporate Partner but not the Nominee.
  • Previous WODA recipients are not eligible. 
  • Submitted applications that do not follow the submission guidelines and meet the eligibility requirements may be disqualified.

Applications are due by 12 Midnight PT on August 5, 2020. Please setup up a login and use this platform to nominate for WODA 2020. As the nominees are nominated they will receive a link to complete the online application through this same platform. Please direct all questions to womenofdistinction@nawbosnv.org or Sandy Roche at (702) 524-6208.

Finalists will be announced on or before August 31, 2020. 

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