What are the BYAs?

The Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BYAs) celebrate the business achievements, professional expertise and leadership of outstanding women in the National Capital Region and are presented to recipients in the categories of Entrepreneurial Leader, Enterprise Leader, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Community Impact Award.   The Businesswoman of the Year Awards Finalist Reception and Gala is organized by The Women’s Business Network (WBN).

What is the WBN?

The WBN – Women’s Business Network is a volunteer-run organization that empowers businesswomen to achieve success on their own terms by providing development opportunities, fostering valuable connections, and facilitating member success through business and career growth. WBN’s membership includes entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives within the private and public sectors.

Entrepreneurial Leader

For women who organize and operate a business or group of companies, taking on financial risks.

Enterprise Leader

Women who work for for-profit, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, social enterprises, charity, or a foundation.

Lifetime Achievement Award

For women who have earned recognition and respect, and have significantly impacted their field and community.

Community Impact Award

For women who volunteer their time to effect positive change in their organization and/or community.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the BYAs is an opportunity to promote your brand and connect with prominent business women, decision makers and individuals with strong networks and purchasing power.

Women’s networking groups provide lucrative opportunities and added value to the bottom line…they are power circles that enhance personal, professional and company brands. To find out more about our Sponsorship Packages for The Businesswoman of the Year Awards, please click the button below.