Women On The Rise Orlando Awards Gala 2020

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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2020

Date:  September 24, 2020

Venue: Virtual Gala

Time: 6-9 PM


Women on the Rise Orlando Awards are open to all women within the Orlando Metro area. All nominations must be sent via the website by filling out the form provided. We will not accept any nominations from any other platform.


A nominee may be nominated by someone else or they may self nominate. Nominees will be notified the first week of April and are asked to submit additional information and Headshot. Finalist selection is by a panel of judges for a maximum of 4 finalists per category except if there is a tie. All finalists will be invited to the Gala as our Special Guest (no need to purchase a ticket).


Nominees are encouraged to engage with us on social media using #WomenontheRiseOlando and @WomenontheRiseOrlando.

Winners will be announced at the Gala.

How to nominate

Before you nominate someone, we suggest you let that person know. Decide which category fits them best. Then, fill out the form pointing out at least 3 reasons you think they deserve to win the award. Make sure to get that nominees full bio, accolades and community involvement before filling out the form.



  1. Deeva to Watch – Emerging Leader that has made significant contributions to their profession and their community and has attained leadership positions within their organizations.

  2. Inspirational Deeva – Deeva doing charitable or not for profit work in empowering women and girls.

  3. Top In Real Estate  - Top producing Real Estate Agent and/or Broker showing strong commitment to their profession while also staying active within their community.

  4. Entrepreneur Deeva – Women who has succeeded in building their own business.

  5. Talented Deeva – Singers, performers, entertainer, TV or Radio personalities and Host. We would like to see video of talent.

  6. Deeva Beauty Artist – Professional make-up artists. Evidence of projects, published works and positive reviews are an added boost to your score.

  7. Young Achiever (College Deeva) – Young women between 18 and 21 who have made achievements in business, academics, community service, charitable giving or volunteer work. A scholarship will be awarded to this young lady.

  8. Deeva Influencer – These are people who are challenging the status quo, influencing change in careers, public and social media, community, politics, etc. They can be said to have more visibility and their voices are often heard more than others.

  9. Leading Deeva in Tech – Women in tech who are making strives in technology and business in the male dominated field of technology.

  10. Top Educator - This Deeva contributes back to the community by serving our young people in the classroom offering spirit and imagination.

Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2019 Award Recipients

Young Achiever (College Deeva)
Young Achiever (College Deeva)
Woman on the Rise
Top Educator
Talented Deeva
Vanessa Echols
Chevelle Howard
Lena Graham Morris
Natalie Black
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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2018 Award Recipients

Talented Deeva 2018
Entrepreneur Deeva 2018
Deeva In Tech 2018
Deeva Beauty Artist 2018
Women on the Rise Award Recipient
Deeva to Watch Award Recipient
Deeva Influencer 2018
Top in Real Estate 2018
Top Educators 2018
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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2017 Award Recipients

Deeva to Watch - Sandy LaBorde
Deeva to Watch Award Recipient
Deeva Beauty Artist - Coleen Otero
Deeva Beauty Artist Award Recipient
Inspirational Deeva - Nadine Mentor
Inspirational Deeva Award Recipient
Deeva Influencer- Melody Garcia
Deeva Influencer Award Recipient
Social Media - Andromeda Raheem
Social Media Blogger/Vlogger Award Recipient
Deeva Presenter- Sarah Soliman
Deeva Presenter Award Recipient
Top In Real Estate - Deidre Parker
Top In Real Estate Award Recipient
Entrepreneur Deeva - Janie Lacy
Entrepreneur Deeva Recipient
Deeva In Tech - Myla Minor
Deeva In Tech Award Recipient
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