Girl power! Nominate the women of the year!

Girl power! Nominate the women of the year!

March is women’s month in Bend. The well-established Muse Conference is now closely followed by The Bend Chamber’s Women of the Year Awards on March 11. It’s time to nominate outstanding females.

Bend Chamber of Commerce


The first ever Women of the Year Awards will honor local females of all ages, cultures and roles. This is our chance to reward those who have demonstrated commitment to the betterment of our region through significant voluntary contributions.

Is there a special, hard working woman who has amazed you with her professional acumen? Someone who finds time for the community, and serves as a mentor to other women?

The search is on for outstanding women in the following categories:

1) Woman of the Year

Recognizes a woman who excels in her career, field or passion and/or has made a significant achievement in a traditionally male-dominated area.

2) Young Woman of the Year

Shines a spotlight on a young woman 20-35 years of age who excels in aspects of her career or community-related efforts.

3) Community Hero

Acknowledges a local hero and/or volunteer; a woman who is making outstanding contributions to her local community.

4) Young Hero

Rewards a local young lady under 20 years of age and/or a volunteer who is making outstanding contributions to her local community.

How to nominate your favorite ladies

Anyone can submit a nomination. Ladies, you can even nominate yourselves! Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Feb. 20. Forms can be downloaded here.

Sonja Donohue, BendBroadband’s Community Relations Manager, is one of the  judges. She joins a panel of local business owners, Bend Chamber Board Members, and community dignitaries.

Get your tickets for the inaugural Women of Year Awards Gala

The four winners will be showcased at the Awards Gala, 5 -9 p.m. on March 11 at the Tower Theatre. Pre-register for an elegant evening of celebrating Central Oregon women, brought to you by the Bend Chamber and US Bank. Tickets $35 members/$45 community.


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