Annual Giraffe Awards Logo

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Giraffe Awards will take place on Thursday, March 25th. This annual event recognizes women in Palm Beach County who have “Stuck Their Necks Out” for other women in the community. All women who live or work in Palm Beach County are eligible to be nominated for the award. This year’s categories are: Arts and Culture, Education, Government, Nonprofit/Philanthropy, Large Business Owners (20+ Employees), and Small Business Owners (1 – 19 Employees).

Meet the Nominees:

Arts and Culture                      Education                                        Government
Mandy Long                            Fabiana DesRosiers                       Dr. Julia Botel
Sarah Gavlak                           Ava Parker                                      Elizabeth Harbur
Avery Sommers                      Erica Whitfield                                 Jeri Muoio
                                                                                                            Denise-Marie Nieman
                                                                                                            Schnelle Tonge

Large Business                           Small Business                           Nonprofit/Philanthropy
Nicole Cummings                       Susan Kaplan                             Dawn Marie Basham
Alyssa Durivou                            Anita Mitchell                             Yolette Bonnet
Sophia Eccleston                        Melissa Nash                              Shannon Burrows
Susan Hutcheon                         Dr. Rachel Needle                      Ashley Cacicedo
Elizabeth Marshman                 Salesia Smith-Gordon                Vicki Chouris
Thais Sullivan                                                                                    Jessica Clasby
Adrianne Weissman                                                                        Keely Gideon-Taylor
                                                                                                            Jasmine Govan
                                                                                                           Amanda Jesteadt
                                                                                                           Takeata King Pang
                                                                                                           Tami Lesser
                                                                                                           Karen List
                                                                                                           Taylor Materio
                                                                                                           Kimberly McCarten
                                                                                                            Jennifer Raymond
                                                                                                            Loverly Sheridan
                                                                                                            Tenecia Sproull
                                                                                                            Sheree Wolliston 


Would you like to be a Giraffe Sponsor?  

Sponsorship of the Giraffe Awards is a great way to demonstrate your support for the Women’s Chamber and its programs that connect women entrepreneurs with peers, promote the participation of women on boards and in C-suites, foster mentoring of junior and mid-level career women, and bring relevant affordable programs and technical assistance to foster opportunities for our area’s growing number of women at work.

Sponsorship is also a great, and cost-effective, way to promote your own business or endeavor. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with prestigious event attendees, Giraffe Award nominees, WCC members and associates. Your sponsorship and/or participation in the EXPO helps bring needed resources to support meaningful programming, business advocacy, and training for women at all stages of their working lives.  

We urge you to act today, as sponsorship opportunities are purposely limited to ensure the greatest impact for you and your business. Please download the Giraffe Marketing Opportunities for sponsorship information. Thank you for your support of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce during Women’s History Month.       

The Awards Luncheon will be at The Kravis Center and includes a vendor expo and will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2021 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We look forward to your participation.

Limited Edition Purses

Available today are limited edition Susan Tancer giraffe purses made especially for the 25th annual Giraffe Awards. Each purse will be custom made to your specifications. They are eco-friendly, ultra-chic hand-painted bags crafted in Palm Beach Gardens. Please use code WCC when purchasing your purse.

A portion of each purchase will benefit the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and further our mission.
Please CLICK HERE to start designing your limited edition purses before they are gone! You can also go to httpss://www.susantancerstudios.com/shop for you limited edition purses.

Thank you to our sponsors: