Brava Awards Nominations

The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at a high-energy awards gala.

The 2017 Brava Awards program will honor exemplary female leaders in the following markets: New Jersey in June 2017; Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, in July 2017; Long Island in August 2017; and Boston and Charlotte in September 2017.

Who should apply?

Female applicants must be headquartered in one of the following metro markets: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and/or Washington, DC..
Companies must generate a minimum of $1 million in annual revenue.
Female executive applicants must hold a C-level leadership role in their company (President (non-owner), Executive Director, COO, CFO, CMO, etc.) for at least one year.
Female CEO applicants must hold one of the following roles for at least one year: Chairman, CEO, President (owner), Owner, Founder, Co-Founder, etc.
Applicants must demonstrate specific, tangible contributions to the growth of their companies and their communities through high-level leadership, philanthropy and mentorship.

 How your nominee is selected:

Winners will be evaluated and chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders and assessed based on their company growth, leadership, mentoring and community impact. The winners will be profiled in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a high-energy awards gala.