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Celebrating Women Summit 2024

Celebrating Women 2024 San Diego Magazine event

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About the Event

Submit your nomination today for the 2024 Celebrating Women Awards!

Nominations: July 1 – Aug 4, 2024
Voting: August 19 – 25, 2024

San Diego Magazine’s Annual Celebrating Women Awards are back, new, and improved! It’s time to celebrate San Diegans who are guiding the community towards a brighter future. 

We will now be honoring one Pioneer and one Rising Star in 15 categories that represent the diverse span of industries that make up our beautiful city. The 15 categories are:

Celebrating Women 2024 Categories

Art + Design

Education

Finance

Fitness + Wellness

Food + Beverage

Healthcare

Law + Legal

Media + Marketing

Military + Public Service

Non-Profit

Real Estate

Sports + Entertainment

STEM

Tourism + Hospitality

Trade + Craft

See below for the industries that may fall under each category

A panel of 4-5, unbiased, San Diego Magazine-affiliated female judges will review all nominations.  Nominations that adhere to the nomination form rules + criteria will move on to the next stage and be featured on our website for people’s choice voting to decide who should be selected as the Pioneer and Rising Star in each individual category.

San Diego Magazine will honor one Pioneer and one Rising Star in each of the 15 individual categories as determined by the public in the people’s choice voting period set forth by the magazine. 

Additionally, The San Diego Magazine Pioneer of the Year and Rising Star of the Year will be chosen from the full pool of nominations by the unbiased panel. 

People’s choice winners AND San Diego Magazine’s Pioneer and Rising Star of the Year will be announced at our annual Celebrating Women Summit on November 6, 2024 held at UC San Diego’s Park & Market and presented by Rancho La Puerta.

Click here to view our 2023 Celebrating Women Winners

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the nomination entry form.

Pioneer vs. Rising Star

Pioneer

An individual that has and continues to carve a path to a brighter future. This is someone who is regarded as an expert in their industry and may be seen as a mentor.

Rising Star

An individual that is regarded as an up-and-comer in their industry. Someone who is actively trailblazing their way to a brighter future and setting the stage for those to follow.

Finding the Perfect Category

Art + Design

Artist, Architect, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, etc.

Education

Teacher, Principal, School Board Member, Professor, Program Director, Counselor, Librarian, Superintendent, Tutor, Academic Development, etc.

Finance

Accountant, Financial Advisor, Banker, Lender/Loan Officer, Actuary, Analyst, Auditor, Insurance Provider, Tax Examiner/Collector, etc.

Fitness + Wellness

Personal Trainer, Gym Associate, Nutritionist/Dietician, Life Coach, Natural Healing, Class Instructor, Employee Health Services, Mental Wellness, Physical Wellness, etc.

Food + Beverage

Waiter/Waitress, Chef, Sous-Chef, Busser, Bartender, Barista, Mixologist, Sommelier, Beverage Director, Restaurant/Bar/Business Owner, Baker, Brewer, Winemaker, Distiller, Distributor, Importer, Agriculture, etc.

Healthcare

Doctor, Therapist/Psychiatrist, Dentist, Orthodontist, Surgeon, Nurse, Hospital Personnel, Field Assistant/Technician, Pharmacist/Pharmaceuticals, Doula/Midwife, etc.

Law + Legal

Lawyer, Attorney, Paralegal, Judge, Hearing Officer, Arbitration/Mediation, Court Reporter/Captioner, Firm Associate, Criminal Justice, etc.

Media + Marketing

Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Multimedia, Influencers, Social Media, Photography, Videography, etc.

Military + Public Service

Military Personnel, Veteran, Emergency Services, Social Worker, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Public Health, Government/Private Sector, etc.

Non-Profit

Volunteer, Grant Writer, Administrator, Chief Officer, Director, Manager, Priest/Pastor, etc.

Real Estate

Realtor/Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer, Appraiser, Property Manager/Company, Broker, Consultant, Escrow Office, Home Inspector, Leasing Agent, Compliance Officer, etc.

Sports + Entertainment

Athlete, Musician, Producer, Director, Composer, Actor/Actress, Talent Director, Dancer/Choreographer, Singer, Couches/Scouts, Referee, etc.

STEM

Engineer, Scientist, Researcher/Developer, Analyst, Mathematician, Geologist, Astronomer, Astronaut, Chemist, Computer Programmer, Technician, etc.

Tourism + Hospitality

Hotel/Lodging, Travel Agent, Booking Agent, Tour Guide, Concierge, Transportation, Flight Attendant, Housekeeper, Recreation Worker, etc.

Trade + Craft

Specialty Services, Construction, Electrician, Plumber, Auto, Landscaper, Carpenter, Painter, Mechanic, etc.

We look forward to receiving your nomination(s) and wish your nominee(s) the best of luck!

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