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Published on December 10th, 2012 | by Nick D


Award Nominations Open for Influential Women of Northwest Indiana

Nominations for the 3rd Annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana are now open. Nominate successful women professionals for the Influential and Up-and-Coming Woman of the Year award by visiting The award for Empowering Business of the Year is also accepting nominations for companies that demonstrate excellence in supporting women’s success in Indiana.

“Often, we overlook women as a minority, and by nominating a trailblazer you can show her the recognition she deserves,” said Barbara Greene, President of Franciscan Physicians Hospital and 2011 winner of Influential Woman in Healthcare and overall Influential Woman of the Year winner.

The event over the past 2 years has also been able to donate over $20,000 to local nonprofits that include: The Caring Place, Gabriel’s Horn, Spring Valley Housing Opportunities, St. Jude House, Haven House, Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary.

Northwest Indiana 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding that will benefit women/girls by visiting by January 2, 2013.

Nominations for The Influential Woman of the Year and The Up-and-Coming Woman of the Year award categories include: Healthcare, Finance, Government, Construction/Interior Design, Service/Tourism, Education, Manufacturing, Law, Economic Development, Media/Marketing and Nonprofit.Self-nominations are accepted.

Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Event tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Kara from Diversified Marketing Strategies at (219) 226-0300. For the most current information, ‘like’ Influential Women of Northwest Indiana on Facebook,; or follow on Twitter @nwiwomen.

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