2024 Beyond the Glass Ceiling Award Nominations

Each year at our Beyond the Glass Ceiling Awards Gala Fundraiser, the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) recognizes outstanding individuals in the local community who have demonstrated leadership roles in their professions, have been active in their communities and have served as mentors and role models for women business owners and women in business.


The Award Categories

The following categories are available for nominations:

Woman Business Owner of the Year

A successful business owner or entrepreneur who has had an impact on the SJ community

Trailblazer of the Year

First to explore, develop or research a new product, service, trade, medicine, technique, venture, etc. Someone who is the first to lead.

Nonprofit of the Year

A nonprofit (small, mid-size or large) that has exhibited outstanding accomplishments to advance its mission while making an impact on the SJ community.

Diversity Advocate of the Year

Someone who has successfully given awareness to a diverse population in South Jersey

Community Advocate of the Year

Someone who is an advocate of the SJ community.

Company of the Year

A company (small, mid-size or large) that has exhibited significant growth or has made significant impact on the SJ community

Women’s Advocate of the Year

Someone who has successfully advocated on behalf of women and/or women in business

NAWBO SJ Chapter Champion

A NAWBO member who has “championed” our chapter and supported our growth and mission


Who is Eligible

Nominees must be a resident or work within the South Jersey area and must be able to accept the award in-person on the evening of the gala.

Guidelines for Nomination

Nominees should:
-be widely recognized as extraordinarily successful in their field
-have career and work effectiveness that can be documented.
-have had positive influence on others in their field and beyond.

2024 Nomination Period

  • Nominations Open: 12/1/2023
  • Nominations Close: 12/31/2023
  • Award Recipients will be notified by: 1/19/2024
  • Award Recipients will be Announces/advertised beginning: 1/22/2024


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NAWBO South Jersey is looking for NAWBO members to serve as committee members

Note:  Only NAWBO members can sign up to serve as committee members.