Women On The Rise Orlando Awards Gala 2020

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Women on the Rise Awards Gala 2020


Venue: TBA

Time: 6-9PM


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 medium.


A nominee may be nominated by someone else or they may nominate themselves. You do not need to be nominated more than once to guarantee your place in the final selection. Nominees will be notified 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 for in the event of 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 on May 18th.

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.



  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. 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.

  4. Entrepreneur Deeva – Women who have succeeded in building their own businesses.

  5. Deeva Intrepreneur - This Deeva is a leader, contributor, community engager, and committed resident to the greater Orlando area, because she excels in her chosen career despite facing odds based on gender dynamics.

  6. Talented Deeva – Singers, performers, entertainer, TV or Radio personalities, professional make-up artists and hair stylists. Please provide links to video

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

  8. Deeva Influencer – These are opinion drivers, movers and 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. Top Educator - This Deeva contributes back to the community by serving our young people in the classroom offering spirit and imagination while driving results.

  10. Woman on the Rise - This Deeva has overcome great obstacles and has excelled in spite of the challenges that arose.

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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