Exclusive: TBBW announces 2024 Women Who Win Award finalists (VIDEO)(PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth has announced the finalists for its 2024 Women Who Win Awards.

Women Who Win is a unique awards program, created by TBBW Magazine, to recognize distinguished women leaders whose dedication to their industries and communities deserves recognition. Judges looked at business and professional success, community involvement and mentorship, as pillars in their judging.

This year the judges didn’t even know the nominees’ names. Making this the most transparent, ethical and coveted recognition in the region.

Moving forward, on all TBBW Awards programs, individual’s names will be omitted from nomination packets, for judging purposes. This is an effort from TBBW to ensure that award finalists and winners are chosen, purely, on merit and their packet submitted to judges.

Nominations for this year’s awards program continued to exceed expectations, with nearly 300 women being submitted from the community.

Women Who Win judges included Lori Larsen, chief strategy officer at Celestar (TBBW Award Winner, 2023), Joe Lopano, chief executive officer at Tampa International Airport (Apogee Award Winner, 2022), Jessica Muroff, CEO at United Way Suncoast (TBBW Award Winner, 2023), Suhail Rifaie, president and CEO at Sweetheart Ice Cream, Avril Stinson, vice president, economic inclusion and leadership development at the Tampa Bay Chamber (TBBW Award Winner, 2023) and Gretchen Whalen, managing partner, Tampa office at CLA.

Thank you to our judges! For nine hours, without any breaks, they read through nearly 130 unique packets, some a daunting 20 pages long, and chose the finalists and winners. One judge even commented on the difficulty of choosing because the choices were between great, better and best.

An awards program will recognize finalists with a cocktail reception and gala, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa, at 6 p.m., April 19.

Presenting sponsors for the event are Broadstaff, Morgan Auto Group and TD Bank. Our nonprofit partner is Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. The event is sponsored by M.E. Wilson.

Congratulations! Meet the 2024 finalists!

You May Also Like
Scenes from TBBW’s Women Who Win panel presented by ISPS (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth, in partnership with the Institute of Strategic Policy Solutions, in St. Petersburg, presented a panel discussion with three winners of TBBW‘s 2024 Women Who Win

Read More
Recap: CEO Connect with Fred Lay

Fred Lay is incredibly open and honest about his early experiences. He admits to his mischievous nature. He’s actually just a pretty transparent guy, in general.  He runs his business,

Read More
On the Scene: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties’ Glow Gala (PHOTOS)

More than 500 attendees gathered to support the Habitat mission at the sold-out Glow Gala, presented by Crown Automotive Charities and the Hawkins Family Foundation.  The event, at the Vinoy

Read More
TBBW presents the finalists for Apogee Awards 2024 (VIDEO)

After a record-breaking 10 hours in the Tampa Bay Business and Wealth office, five external judges selected 45 finalists for the 2024 Apogee Awards, in addition to two exceptional honors

Read More
Other Posts
TD Bank adds retired Johnson & Johnson executive to its Community Advisory Board

TD Bank has added Anthony Carter, a former chief diversity officer for Johnson & Johnson, to its Community Advisory Board. “I’m honored, and excited, to serve as a member of

Read More
Redefining Refuge’s courageous battle against sex trafficking 

 Did you know that for many years, minor children were arrested for prostitution in the state of Florida despite being forced to engage in inappropriate and horrific behavior against their

Read More
Leadership and investment can achieve a bold vision for the Tampa Bay region

By Marlene Spalten, president and chief executive officer, Community Foundation Tampa Bay Picture this: A thriving Tampa Bay community where every person has equitable access to opportunity and prosperity. That

Read More
CLA Announces career advancements in Tampa Bay

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced nationwide career advancements for professionals, including 22 in Tampa Bay. The individuals advancing in Tampa Bay include: Elizabeth

Read More