Do you know someone who has been in their current career for less than 10 years? Are they doing great things and you want to let everyone know? Take a moment to consider nominating them for the Rochester Women’s Network Up and Coming Businesswoman Award. The recipients will be honored at The Summit Business Conference to be held on October 15, 2014.

These women must be  in their current career fields for fewer than 10 years and  have successfully demonstrated their professional influence in that field through accomplishments, career growth, advancement, innovative and creative thinking and initiative at work and in the community. The awards will be presented during the luncheon.   Nominations forms can be downloaded from There is no better honor than sitting down with someone and letting them know you think they are exceptional. As you sit and talk to them to fill out the application, you will learn even more about them and I encourage you to look to your network, business colleagues, and friends. We do except applications for business owners. Please be aware that you can only mention the 10 year or less period they were a business owner. The career they had before they became a business owner will be excluded.

Nominees do not need to be RWN members.  Self-nominations will not be accepted. If you have questions please contact Sandy Richardson at

Completed nomination forms must be received at the RWN office by Monday, August 4, 2014.

Originally published in the Democrat & Chronicle on July 7th, 2014.