Click here to download a PDF of the 2014 Women in Business nomination form.
March 7, 1982 began the first proclaimed “Women’s History Week.” Through a series of proclamations, the weeklong celebration evolved into the whole month of March being reserved as “Women’s History Month.” Women have contributed to the success of our nation in many ways, and business ownership is no exception.
According to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) there are 7.8 million women‐owned businesses in the United States generating $1.2 trillion a year in sales and 88% of these are small businesses.
With statistics like these, it is easy to see the impact women in business have on our economy. Because of these strides, entities like the Small Business Administration (SBA) have made resources readily available to support women in their business ventures.
McKinney Magazine, a publication of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, also recognizes the value of women in business through their annual Top 25 Women in Business program. The program honors remarkable women whose professional accomplishments and contributions to the community go well above and beyond the norm.
McKinney Magazine seeks nominations from people throughout the community to spotlight exceptional women in McKinney. The nominees are women of high character, who are outstanding in their professional fields and are community partners. Winners are announced in the June issue of the magazine.
Look for a nomination form in the March issue of McKinney Magazine. You can also click here to download the form (.pdf).
The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 7.