The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) has partnered with weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business and presenting sponsor PNC Bank to host the Inaugural Women Who Rock Awards of the Treasure Coast on October 11th and 13th in honor of National Woman’s Small Business Month.
“The Florida SBDC at Indian River State College is excited to partner with weVENTURE Women’s Business Center to elevate the profile of successful women in business and recognize the economic impact they have on our community,” said Katherine Culhane, Associate Director of the SBDC at IRSC.
The community is encouraged to nominate women who live or work in Indian River, St. Lucie or Martin Counties. Nominees who reside in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties will be celebrated Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, at the Indian River State College, Mueller Campus, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32966. Nominees from Martin County will be recognized Thursday, October 13th, 2022, at the Indian River State College Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997. Both events are luncheons, taking place 11:00am-1:00pm.
Kathryn Rudloff, Executive Director of weVENTURE WBC, notes that her organization has hosted the Women Who Rock Awards in Brevard County for the last 14 years. “We are so excited to partner with the SBDC and PNC Bank to bring this popular event to the Treasure Coast,“ Rudloff stated.
The 2022 Women Who Rock Awards categories
- Small Business Owner of the Year, Presented by PNC Bank
- Executive of the Year, Presented by Bank of America
- Excellence in Mentorship, Presented by SBDC at IRSC
- Women Trending in Tech, Presented by weVENTURE WBC
- Excellence in Caregiving
The nomination period will be open until September 9th. After evaluating nominations to ensure they meet the award criteria, finalists from each category will be announced and celebrated in promotions during the weeks leading up to the event. One outstanding nominee from each category will be recognized as a 2022 recipient of the Women Who Rock Awards. For more information call (321) 674-7007 or to submit your nomination, send correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorships are available for both events and include tickets to the event. Tickets to attend either luncheon are $50 and are available for purchase online. All proceeds benefit weVENTURE WBC and SBDC community programing. Please visit https://weventure.fit.edu/events/women-who-rock-awards/.