About Awards


What is an Influential Woman?

An Influential Woman is creating positive change and inspiring others 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 2021 Influential Women of Sierra Nevada are open through June 23. Please go to our nominations page to nominate the inspiring women in your life. Be prepared to provide a short description, photo, and contact information for your nominee. You may nominate more than one person but there is no need to nominate the same person more than once.



Can I nominate more than one person?

Yes, you can nominate as many people as you want, but only one per hour. Nominate someone, then come back in an hour or the next day to nominate someone else! Nominations are open through June 23.

The person I want to nominate is already listed. Should I nominate her again?

There is no benefit to nominating someone more than once. But if you have information that you want to add about someone, you can either add another nomination or you can email that information to us at info@WeAreInfluentialWomen.com. We will combine information from multiple nominations to share the best profile of your nominee.

How will winners be decided?

You will help decide! Voting is open from July 14 – August 11. You will be able to vote once per hour, every day during that period. We will compile the votes to determine our 40 Finalists and will announce those in late August. We will work with our Board of Advisors to review the qualifications of all of the Finalists and choose those who will receive awards. The 2021 Influential Women Awards 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 late August and then the Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada Award winners will be unveiled at the Awards luncheon in October. This luncheon will feature an inspiring keynote, award presentation, a networking lunch, and professional development sessions. 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 in October, 2021 at the Atlantis Casino Resort. This event will bring the community together to recognize the contributions of the Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada 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?

Those awarded as Influential Women will receive a beautiful award trophy and will be honored at the Awards Luncheon. All finalists will be recognized in the print Influential Women program. Those honored as Influential Women are also invited to special alumni events and gatherings throughout the year.

How can I align my company with the Influential Women of the Sierra Nevada program?

If you have questions including interest in sponsoring the event or other programming, please email us at info@WeAreInfluentialWomen.com or call Sarah at 970-392-4434.