March is “Women’s History Month,” and McKinney Magazine wants to recognize some of McKinney’s top female leaders.

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 nearly 8 million women‐owned businesses in the United States generating at least $1.2 trillion a year in sales, and about 88 percent of these are small businesses. 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.

All nominees are then reviewed by an impartial, independent selection committee. These volunteers then name the final Top 25 Women in Business. They have, in previous years, been honored for their commitment to McKinney as well. These women value the Chamber and McKinney Magazine’s commitment to supporting the McKinney business community. Winners are announced in the June issue of the magazine.

Look for a nomination form in the Community Resource Guide of McKinney Magazine. Click here to go to it.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 2, 2015.