Nominate Your 2009 Garden State Woman
Garden State Woman Magazine launched the Garden State Woman of the Year in 2005 to honor and celebrate exceptional New Jersey women who “Get It.” The women selected to receive the prestigious Garden State Woman of the Year awards were nominated by women throughout the state, many of whom read Garden State Woman Magazine, attend the company’s events or visit www.gswoman.com. Those chosen for the awards are picked by the trustees of the Garden State Woman Education Foundation.
The New Jersey women honored are selected because of their high level of professional accomplishments, their contributions to others through their “community” involvement and their significance as a role model for other motivated women looking to excel both professionally and personally.
The women and the organization honored at the January 2010 Garden State Woman Annual Awards event will be selected from among those nominated by the trustees of the Garden State Woman Education Foundation.
Eligible Women: Any woman living in New Jersey and demonstrating exceptional professional achievements along with impacting the lives of others through extensive community participation and having a viable role model role for other women will be eligible for the Garden State Woman of the Year in her designated sector. Women nominated in prior years but not selected are eligible to be nominated again in 2009. Previous recipients of the garden State Woman of the Year are not eligible nor are relatives of any Garden State Woman employee.
Nominating: Any person can nominate a qualified woman or qualified organization.
Categories: Awards will be given to exceptional New Jersey women in up to 11 categories that include: Government, Media & Communications, Arts & Entertainment, Education, Non-Profits, Environmental, Corporate, Women Owned Business, Sports & Recreation, Professional Services, and Healthcare. An award as the Garden State Woman Organization of the Year will be given to an organization with an exceptionally successful internal women’s initiative.
Deadline for Nominations:Return nomination form by October 15, 2009.
Recognition: Those selected to be honored will be expected to attend the Annual Garden State Woman of the Year Award events to be held late in January 2010. All nominees will also be invited to attend. Honorees will receive awards in their categories and will be profiled in a spring 2010 issue of Garden State Woman Magazine. All nominees will be recognized at the event and will be included in the special spring issue of the magazine.
One nominee will be selected to receive the annual special Garden State Woman “Gets It” award and will be profiled with a cover story in Garden State Woman Magazine
The organization selected as having the top internal women’s initiative will be profiled in the spring 2010 issue of Garden State Woman Magazine and will receive a unique award for its accomplishments on behalf of their New Jersey women employees.
Sponsorship: Organizations are invited to sponsor the annual Garden State Woman Awards event. Proceeds from the event will go into a scholarship fund to support the education of exceptional, motivated and talented young women graduating from inner city New Jersey high schools and attending four year New Jersey colleges and universities.
Action Step: To receive a nomination form contact Garden State Woman Education Foundation, Box 709 Parker Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853…..Fax: 908-879-5839….email:
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