About Awards


What is an Influential Woman?

An Influential Woman is creating positive change and inspires other to do the same. She is engaged, driven, and impactful. She is a leader working to build thriving, heart-centered organizations and communities.

How do I nominate someone?

Nominations for the 2020 Influential Women of Sierra Nevada are now closed. Please go to our voting page and cast your vote for your favorite candidate. You can vote once per hour until September 1.



Can I vote for more than one person?

Yes, you can vote for as many people as you want but only one per hour. Vote for someone, then come back in an hour to vote for someone else!

Can I vote for the same person twice?

Yes! Vote for the same person or spread the love around and vote for as many of these amazing women as you see fit. Just remember that you can only vote for one person per hour.

How will winners be decided?

You will help decide! Voting is open from now to September 1. You can vote once per hour, every day during that period. We will compile the votes and review the qualifications of all of the nominees with our Advisory Board. The Top 10 Influential Women will be based on both the voting and the recommendations of the board.

When and where will winners be announced?

We will announce 40 finalists in early September and then the Top 10 Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada Award winners will be unveiled at the Awards luncheon on October 28. This luncheon will feature an inspiring keynote, award presentation and networking lunch. We encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join us!

What is the Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada event?

The Sierra Nevada Influential Women Awards event will be held on Wednesday, October 28th from 12-2 pm at the Atlantis Casino Resort. This event will bring the community together to recognize the contributions of the Top-10 Most Influential Women to their professions, philanthropy, and community. The event features an inspirational and educational keynote address and special recognition of the next generation of powerful women – those young women already making a difference. The jam–packed agenda culminates with an awards luncheon and features networking, mentorship and celebration!

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What do winners receive?

Winners will receive a beautiful award trophy and will be honored at the October 28th Awards Luncheon. All finalists will be recognized in the print Influential Women program.

I have more questions, who can I speak with?

If you have more questions, please email us at info@WeAreInfluentialWomen.com or call Sarah at 970-392-4434.