Annual Giraffe Awards Logo

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Giraffe Awards will take place virtually on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 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. Click on their name below to see their interview with Toni May. Check back regularly to see new videos added.

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


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


It’s a Virtual Experience at 6pm on March 25th!

This elegant, engaging, tradition of honoring women who ‘ stick their neck out’ will include nominee insights, 25th Anniversary Special Awards, a special signature Giraffe Awards Cocktail you can make at home, and…

The Best Part—  the WINNER of each award category!! There are Phenomenal women in each one —

How about having a watch party ? Post your top pick for Giraffe Award Winners!

All of this for a $10-40 ticket!

Please click HERE to reserve your spot.


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