|I have one, do you? For most people the answer is “yes.” Most of us have remarkable women in our lives who have loved us, influenced us, nurtured and taught us, inspired us, and helped to make us the people we are today.
The National Association of Women Business Owners recognizes and rewards three Remarkable Women every year at our signature event in October. These are women who have achieved success in their careers and in their personal lives. But not all women who are remarkable get publicly acknowledged for it. Sometimes their remarkable-ness (or remark-ability) is a very private thing, known only to their friends and family members. Now you have a chance to shine the spotlight.
This year, in conjunction with the official Remarkable Women Awards dinner being held at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa on Oct. 15, the Orange County Chapter of NAWBO is sponsoring a video contest. Just submit your two-minute video telling us about the remarkable woman in your life. We want to know about her special qualities, achievements, experiences, perhaps her sacrifices – things unique to her that make her remarkable. She may be your mom, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, colleague, mentor, teacher or friend. If you want to pay tribute to her, we want to hear about it.
Three winning videos will be chosen early in October, and each one of the women honored will receive a surprise gift along with a copy of the video, courtesy of NAWBO-OC and contest sponsor PoshPartyBox.com. Videos will be posted on the NAWBO-OC Facebook and Twitter pages and on the NAWBO-OC YouTube channel.
There are a few rules:
1. Videos may not exceed two minutes in length. Longer videos will be disqualified.
2. Videos should contain your name, honoree's name, honoree's city of residence, her relationship to you and at least one or two things that show just how remarkable she is.
3. The honoree must be a Southern California resident living in Orange, L.A., San Diego, San Bernardino or Riverside county.
4. She must be at least 21 years old.
5. Submission deadline is Oct. 1.
Complete instructions for submitting your video and further information about the selection process can be found here.
October is NAWBO-OC's official Remarkable Women month. In addition to acknowledging the accomplishments of the three official awardees, it's a time when we reflect on the amazing women – millions of them in every town, on every street and in every home – who make our lives richer, happier, more secure and more fulfilling just by being there for us.
So c'mon Southern California. Grab your video cameras, get your creative juices flowing and tell us all about your very own Remarkable Woman. She deserves it!