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Save the Date: 2024 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet

September 26, 2024, 5 PM – 9 PM at Avalon Manor Banquet Center


Celebrating the Region’s Most Influential Women Since 2011.

The 13th annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet honors the region’s outstanding female professionals for their significant contributions to our local industries and communities. Each finalist and winner represent powerful sources of inspiration, adding to the betterment of NWI as both a thriving place to live and a dynamic hub for professional growth.

As one attendee put it, “These women aren’t just making waves; they’re causing a tsunami of positive change.”

If you’d like to view the list of 2023 winners, CLICK HERE.

See the incredible photos that were captured during the 2023 banquet, CLICK HERE.

Women make a tremendous impact on what it means to live and work in Northwest Indiana, and they often do it without recognition. That’s the entire reason why this incredibly special awards banquet was founded – to honor and celebrate the game-changing women that shape almost every aspect of our companies and communities.

Before the Influential Women Awards Banquet was created, there was no single event in our region dedicated to celebrating the outstanding achievements of women. With each passing year, the event has grown and gained tremendous momentum. Powerful relationships and camaraderie have grown from this banquet, which eventually led to the creation of an entire association (NWIIWA) dedicated to carrying this spirit forward throughout the entire year.

You and your company’s involvement in this event is most welcome. If your organization supports the success of women in the workplace, NWIIWA encourages you to participate in the banquet and become engaged with the association’s mission to advance women across all industries and organizations.

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Not Just for Women

The Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards is not just an event for women. This event celebrates the joint efforts of women and men, working together to improve women’s businesses and the community in which we live.

Nomination Process

Do you have someone special in mind to nominate for an Influential Women award? It’s easy and free, and only takes a few minutes! Anyone can submit a nomination (you do not have to be a NWIIWA member).

Nominations are currently open for 2024! Please have your nominations in by February 16, 2024. Click the button below for more info!

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