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Awards to California Businesswomen to Recognize Exceptional Contributions to the Business Community

2023 Women Who Mean Business

GrantWatch ID# 200006
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Sacramento Business Journal
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Geographic Focus
USA: California: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento or Yolo counties.

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/03/23 9:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Awards to California businesswomen in eligible locations to recognize exceptional contributions to the business community. Awards are intended to celebrate women who have left a lasting impression on the region's business landscape. Eligible applicants work at nonprofit or for-profit organizations. The nominee must be based in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, or Yolo counties.

The Sacramento Business Journal is accepting nominations for the 27th annual Women Who Mean Business awards program. Local women will be recognized who are leading their industry and communities. The Journal is looking for women from every industry and profession — women who have made a difference in business, in their communities, have blazed a trail, and are leaving a mark on the Sacramento region. These women are innovators, leaders and game-changers.

Nomination Benefits:

  • Recognition on the Sacramento Business Journal's website and within the pages of the print edition can set an individual and their business apart from its competitors and make the business more visible in the community and to potential partners and investors.
  • If your candidate is selected as a finalist and/or honoree, it sends a message of success to employees, recruits and competitors alike, and gives your company the opportunity to recognize workers for their contributions to your success.
  • The awards event will be memorable and a valuable opportunity to meet and network with other award-winning companies and community business leaders.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- The nominee must be based in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento or Yolo counties.
- Government / public sector officials must be appointed, not elected to their position.
- Must be an entrepreneur, highest-ranking female or highest-ranking female reporting to a female CEO, or a partner leading a practice group and serving on an executive committee.
- Executives of nonprofit organizations are eligible if they are the highest-ranking female or highest-ranking female reporting to a female CEO.

Prior honorees are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
Nomination deadline is 9:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023.

Please note: Only one nomination is needed. Judging is based on the quality of the individual, not the quantity of nominations.

Estimated Size of Grant
The Sacramento Business Journal will celebrate Women Who Mean Business honorees at an awards lunch on June 16, 2023, and they will be profiled in a special section of the Business Journal.

Contact Information
Submit a Nomination Online:

If you have any questions about nominations or the event, email Events Director Stephanie Fretwell at or call (916) 558-7840.

Sacramento Business Journal
555 Capitol Mall
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-558-7898

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