Sponsored by Western Carolina University, this award recognizes a young woman under the age of 35 who has distinguished herself as a leader and role model to other young women.

The candidate should work for a company that is an Asheville Chamber member based in, founded in or with a significant presence in Buncombe County.

Winner is chosen by the WomanUP volunteer committee, comprised of representatives from small business to large corporations, based on the merit of the application and quality of supporting documentation. Winner will be honored at the WomanUP Celebratio.

Tips for submitting a nomination:

  • Self-nominations are encouraged.
  • Answer each question thoroughly. Winning nominations typically have at least one paragraph for each answer.
  • Give specific examples to demonstrate the candidate’s contributions.
  • Nominations are accepted through Dec. 1, 2021.