Each year, the Denver Business Journal recognizes metro Denver’s most influential women with the Outstanding Women In Business awards. This year, nearly 140 women again will vie for the honors.
Twelve women will be honored for their accomplishments in the categories of architecture, engineering and construction; banking, finance and accounting; communications, media and public relations; education, government and nonprofits; health care; large business owner; law; Mile High Leaders; real estate; small business owner; technology and telecommunications; and lifetime achievement.
Small businesses are considered those with 15 or fewer employees; large companies are ones with more than 15.
Nominations were taken online at the DBJ website — DenverBusinessJournal.com — since the first of the year. Winners from previous years aren’t eligible to win again in the same category. However, finalists can be named in more than one year and in more than one category.
For the lifetime achievement award, past winners in individual categories are eligible. But obviously, a winner of this prestigious award cannot compete again.
Nominees in each category were judged on innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership from the information provided on the nomination form.
And the 2014 nominees are: