Honoring Extraordinary Women - Nomination form
We are currently accepting nominations for our 9th Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon where we honor exemplary businesswomen of the Pittsburgh area who have excelled in a variety of areas. Below are the award categories. Nominations will be accepted until April 15, 2019

All nominees will be highlighted on the event page and to our membership databases. The winner will be announced at the Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference, held on April 24, at Crown Plaza South Pittsburgh. The nominee will receive complimentary admission to the event.

The categories are:

2019 Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh

Women from the Pittsburgh region will nominate a businesswoman of excellence.

The committee meets and selects businesses – by consensus – using the following criteria:

• She has been in business for at least 3 years.
• The individual has been recognized locally and has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence.
• The individual continues to assist women in reaching their potential.
• The individual’s body of work has had an impact within the Pittsburgh region.


2019 Community Service Award of Pittsburgh

Members of the Pittsburgh community will recognize individuals that continue to serve the community.

The committee meets and selects businesses – by consensus – using the following criteria:

• Any individual that works or volunteers for a non-profit that benefits Pittsburgh or it's surrounding areas.


2019 WSBA Business Woman of the Year

Members of WSBA will nominate a WSBA member of their choice for this prestigious award!

This award recognizes a WSBA member that recently started her business and has demonstrated a significant amount of growth in her business. At the same time, the member has become an inspiration to other WSBA members.

The committee meets and selects businesses – by consensus – using the following criteria:

• She must be an ACTIVE member in WSBA for a minimum of 6 months as verified by WSBA leadership.
• She supports the personal and professional growth of other WSBA members.
• She has supported and assisted in the growth of WSBA as an organization


List of Nominees:
- 2019 Best Business Woman of Pittsburgh
Valerie Candee - Ambit Energy
Andrea Zabinski - Flawless Beauty Mobile Spa
Annette Locke - Premier Design Jewelry
Leia Shilobod - INtech Solutions
Dorothy Coll - Two men and a Truck
Deuenee Schumacher - Try About time

- Community Service Award presented by WSBA
Tanya Mallory - Dress for Success
Mary Jayne McCullough - Global Word Smith
Nicole Orlando - Friends of Jupiter
Shemaria Scharmann - MiMi's Kinder Connect
Virgina Neida - Virginia Weida Designs


- 2019 WSBA Business Woman of the Year
Allison Miller - TidBit Creative
Kathi Stoddard - Debt Shreader
Shannon Rhea - Prudential
Kelly Moore - Dollar Bank
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