The 2020 Black Dress Affair Gala was canceled due to the pandemic.  We are hoping to be able to celebrate our local “women of excellence” in 2021, so please review the criteria below and submit your nominee!  An independent panel will review the essays, rate each nominee, and three women will be selected from the Future Leader, Young Professional, and Mentor categories.  Nominations are accepted through March 31, 2021.

Please describe in approximately 500 words how your nominee is making a difference in one or more of the following areas:

  • Being a positive role model
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Impact in the life of others

Nominations are accepted through March 31, 2021, in the following age groups:

  • Future Leader (Age 14-19)
  • Young Professional (Age 20-39)
  • Mentor | Inspiring Leader (Age 40+)