Contact: Tawana Jacobs, or 301-355-2207


Call for Nominations: Honor Maryland Women Entrepreneurs
Maryland Women’s Business Center to present awards at Annual Awards Luncheon October 17

(Rockville, MD) August 20, 2018—The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is calling for the public to nominate women entrepreneurs from across the state who have done extraordinary things in business and their communities this year. Awards will be presented at MWBC’s Annual Awards Luncheon Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. The nomination deadline is 3:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 5.

The award categories are:

Who is eligible for a nomination?

Owners of a majority (51%) women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and women partners (no more than four) who jointly own and operate a small business are eligible. All nominees must own or operate a business defined as small by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Elected officials are not eligible. Nominees must also be residents of the United States or its territories.

What do I need to include in the nomination package?

    1. A completed nomination form
    2. An original 8” x 10” or 5” x 7” photo of the nominee or a digital photo – at least 300 dpi is required. No photocopies.
    3. Any supporting documents, including news clips, letters of recommendation, nomination letter (if not self-nominating), and other evidence to support the nomination.
    4. Packages should be no longer than 10 pages. Videos will not be considered.

All award winners will be notified by mid-September. See MWBC’s website for more information about how you can nominate a woman entrepreneur to receive this honor!

Contact Tawana Jacobs at or 301-355-2207 with questions about the awards and the luncheon.


About the Maryland Women’s Business Center

MWBC is an initiative of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) that was established in 2010 to help women in the region start and build successful women-owned enterprises. REDI is a public-private partnership formed by the City of Rockville, MD in 1997 to strengthen and broaden the city’s economic base through business entrepreneurship, expansion, retention, and recruitment programs.