Awards & Recognition

ATHENA Leadership Award

The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a person who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

ATHENA PowerLink Woman Business Owner of the Year Award

The ATHENA PowerLink Woman Business Owner of the Year Award honors one of the best and brightest women business owners in the Greater Orlando area.

Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners, recognizing the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond.

Women Who Mean Business Award

The Orlando Business Journal’s (OBJ) Women Who Mean Business Award recognizes the top businesswomen in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake Counties.

Dream Big Award

The United States Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Award was designed to honor small businesses and recognize their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth.

SMART Awards

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orlando’s SMART Awards recognize companies based on the value they bring to the region in terms of corporate culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution.

United States Small Business Administration Awards

The United States Small Business Administration Awards recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates entrepreneurs who have triumphed over adversity, searching for the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Florida.

500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list contains the fastest growing companies in America. Inclusion means that you’ve overcome the odds and are part of an elite group of companies at the top of their game.

Companies to Watch Award

GrowFL’s Companies to Watch Award recognizes and honors second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching.”

Don Quijote Award

The Don Quijote Award through the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recognizes and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who have shown character of great strength, courage, conviction and determination, just as the beloved character of Spanish literature.