2021 WaveMaker Awards

October 14th, 2021
Metropolitan Ballroom & Club

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Please join us for the TeamWomen 6th Annual WaveMaker Awards!

WaveMakers are pioneers in their field who are respected by their employers and/or peers. They demonstrate outstanding leadership and serve to help the Minnesota business community, while helping women achieve their own goals. Help us celebrate, recognize, and support those who have made a profound impact on our community!

View a highlight video of our 2020 WaveMaker Awards with special guest emcee Giselle Ugarte!

Submit a Nomination

The WaveMaker Awards are designed to SHINE A LIGHT on up-and-coming, high-potential women who demonstrate outstanding achievement, an entrepreneurial spirit, and initiative through leadership within their profession and community. The WaveMaker Awards are hosted by the Young Professionals Advisory Board of TeamWomen and held annually in October. Five categories of awards will be given: WaveMaker, Uncharted Territory, Outstanding Mentor, Community Impact, and Lifetime Achievement.

See below for award category explanations. Each nomination category has its own button (continue scrolling down the page to find the category you’d like).

While surprises are great, we encourage you to collaborate with the candidate you are nominating to be as detailed and accurate as possible. Here is a sample nomination form you can review with your nominee.

Nominations Due: June 30, 2021
Event Date: October 14, 2021

You may nominate the same person in multiple categories; however, a separate nomination form must be completed for each award category. Nominations must be fully completed to qualify for consideration. TeamWomen Board of Directors, TeamWomen Young Professionals Advisory Board members, WaveMaker Committee members, and TeamWomen staff are ineligible. Finalists from the 2020 WaveMaker Awards are ineligible if nominated in the same category. The WaveMaker Committee reserves the right to move applicants to another category if it is a better fit.

Finalists

WaveMaker

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Awarded to a woman who is making waves in their community, profession, etc. either through demonstration of outstanding achievement, demonstration of entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, or through leadership within their profession or community.

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Mickayla Rosard | Proxy Financial

Dr. Erin Stevens | Clinic Sofia

Alyza Bohbot | Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee

Kristin Brandli Printon | Moxie Wealth Management

Kalsey Beach | Do Good Events

Uncharted Territory

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Awarded to a women who has excelled in a typically male-dominated profession or industry.

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Courtney Place | SEE US and Saint Paul Urban Tennis

Erin Procko | Bell Bank

Shefali Pai | Hennepin County

Jennifer Johnson | Badger Hill Brewing Company

 

Laura Karow | President at Gunnar Electric

Outstanding Mentor

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Awarded to a women who consistently makes a profound impact on the trajectory and advancement of other women’s careers.

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Jennifer Bonine | AI Appstore

Lyna Nyamwaya | The African Nurses Network, Inc.

Cecilia Stanton Adams | Stanton Adams Consulting

Sara Lebens | Lebens Advisory Group

Mickey Mikeworth | Mikeworth Consulting

Community Impact

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Awarded to a company or organization who makes giving back to the community a top priority in ways that benefit the advancement of women, either through their work or through volunteer efforts.

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Jasmine Stringer | Carpe Diem with Jasmine

Christi Krautbauer | Thomson Reuters

Emily Hunt Turner | All Square

Stephanie Silvers | Dress for Success Twin Cities

Caroline Kupchella | Love Your Melon Campus Crew

Lifetime Achievement

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Awarded to a woman who emulates all of the award categories. Her legacy inspires individuals and organizations to pave the way for future leaders.

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Mary Nash | St. Paul Police Department (Retired)

Helen Brooks | Member of the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame (Retired)

WaveMaker Cocktail/Mocktail Recipes

Enjoy a specially crafted cocktail or mocktail from our TeamWomen contest winners as we give a toast during our event introductions.

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