Nominate a Smart Woman for Special Recognition

The event industry is filled with visionary, passionate, talented women who dedicate their time to bringing people together, getting business done and putting a little more joy in the world. Last year, author and speaker Fawn Germer was one of the top women honored, and she told our editor that the most important tip for future women leaders is to support other women and they will support you.

For the third year in a row, Smart Meetings—the only publication for event professionals founded by a woman—is recognizing the women who work on stage and behind the scenes to make magic happen. We believe in supporting a community of strong, creative women who are driven to elevating the entire industry and everyone who attends their events. But we need your help.

Please take a moment to nominate an accomplished woman in meetings in the following categories: Industry Leader, Innovator, Doer, Entrepreneur, Rising Star.


Winners will be featured in the March 2018 print and digital issue of Smart Meetings magazine and honored at the Smart Women in Meetings Awards Ceremony at the 2018 Smart Woman Summit in Chicago in April. Because, as Germer also told us, “If you aren’t having fun, you’re doing it all wrong.”