Women On The Rise Orlando Awards Gala 2021

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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2021

Date:  September 30, 2021

Venue: Virtual Gala

Time: 6-9 PM

 

“Getting back to our roots” …if there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us… community is key and we need each other more than ever before.

 

In 2020 we got outdoors more (I rode a bike for the first time since my childhood), we spent more time with our immediate families outside of just being stuck in the house when a hurricane was passing through, and we became really clear on what was most important to us…community!!!

 

Some of you lost jobs or took on additional responsibilities within the workplace. Some of you reinvented yourselves and started new companies and or community organizations…it was a year of ups and downs but we are still here…we are still grounded.

 

This year we want to honor all of the women who persevered over the past year… who still kept community programming in tact, who made record numbers and who worked often times without accolades and recognition. We want to honor you…you all are the roots of this community…you kept us all grounded when the world turned upside down. You persevered and you inspired and we salute you!!!

 

On September 30th, 2021 we will host a virtual gala to honor and celebrate our Award Nominees as well as host an in person drive thru celebration event prior to the gala.

 

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 September and are asked to submit additional information and Headshot. Finalist selection is by a panel of judges for a maximum of 5 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 #WomenontheRiseOrlando #ConnectFord and @WomenontheRiseInc

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.

 

CATEGORIES

  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, professional make-up artists and hair stylists. Please provide links to video

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. Community Impact Leader - This Deeva understands the value in community and knows that a part of a full life is to reach back and give to others. This Deeva takes it upon herself to share her time, values, knowledge, network and empower other young women or peers in the community through a mentor/mentee relationship.

About the Women on the Rise Awards Gala

 

The Women on the Rise Awards Gala started in 2017 as a desire to celebrate the unsung heroines in the community who were making positive impact and driving change. Our Founder  created the First Gala using her own personal savings with no sponsorship support and celebrated over 50 women in one night. It was a magical evening to see so many women celebrated and acknowledged for their efforts.

 

Over the years we have made amazing connections with companies like Ford Motor Company that wholeheartedly believes in empowering the women of our community by connecting with organizations like ours and allowing for us to continue to make those connections with women in our community. It is companies like this that stand behind change and show through their actions and support that they are here to help each of us pursue our dreams. We are grateful and thankful to Ford and look forward to driving this to the Finish Line!!!!

Platinum Sponsor

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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2020 Award Recipients

Deeva Influencer Award Recipient - Latisha Howard
Deeva Influencer Award Recipient - Latisha Howard

Latisha Howard Deeva Influencer Award Recipient

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Deeva Influencer Award Recipient - Sheyla Asencios
Deeva Influencer Award Recipient - Sheyla Asencios

Sheyla Asencios Deeva Influencer Award Recipient

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Deeva Beauty Artist - Dr. Ketia Cayo
Deeva Beauty Artist - Dr. Ketia Cayo

Deeva Beauty Artist Award

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Entrepreneur Deeva - Audrey Chisholm
Entrepreneur Deeva - Audrey Chisholm

Entrepreneur Deeva

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Deeva to Watch Award - Malika Harrison
Deeva to Watch Award - Malika Harrison

Deeva to Watch Award

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Inspirational Deeva - Candi Bryan
Inspirational Deeva - Candi Bryan

Inspirational Deeva

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Young Achiever College Deeva Award - Kyrsten Sheffield
Young Achiever College Deeva Award - Kyrsten Sheffield

Young Achiever College Deeva Award

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Top Educator Award - Chan-Denise Budhoo
Top Educator Award - Chan-Denise Budhoo

Top Educator Award

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Leading Deeva In Tech - Tiffany Spencer
Leading Deeva In Tech - Tiffany Spencer

Leading Deeva in Tech

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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2019 Award Recipients

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

Talented Deeva 2018
Talented Deeva 2018
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Entrepreneur Deeva 2018
Entrepreneur Deeva 2018
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Deeva In Tech 2018
Deeva In Tech 2018
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Deeva Beauty Artist 2018
Deeva Beauty Artist 2018
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Women on the Rise Award Recipient
Women on the Rise Award Recipient
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Deeva to Watch Award Recipient
Deeva to Watch Award Recipient
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Deeva Influencer 2018
Deeva Influencer 2018
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Top in Real Estate 2018
Top in Real Estate 2018
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Top Educators 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 - Sandy LaBorde

Deeva to Watch Award Recipient

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Deeva Beauty Artist - Coleen Otero
Deeva Beauty Artist - Coleen Otero

Deeva Beauty Artist Award Recipient

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Inspirational Deeva - Nadine Mentor
Inspirational Deeva - Nadine Mentor

Inspirational Deeva Award Recipient

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Deeva Influencer- Melody Garcia
Deeva Influencer- Melody Garcia

Deeva Influencer Award Recipient

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Social Media - Andromeda Raheem
Social Media - Andromeda Raheem

Social Media Blogger/Vlogger Award Recipient

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Deeva Presenter- Sarah Soliman
Deeva Presenter- Sarah Soliman

Deeva Presenter Award Recipient

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Top In Real Estate - Deidre Parker
Top In Real Estate - Deidre Parker

Top In Real Estate Award Recipient

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Entrepreneur Deeva - Janie Lacy
Entrepreneur Deeva - Janie Lacy

Entrepreneur Deeva Recipient

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Deeva In Tech - Myla Minor
Deeva In Tech - Myla Minor

Deeva In Tech Award Recipient

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