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Our 2016 SMWL

Special Event

The Southern Maryland Women’s League (SMWL) is pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for our 2nd Annual Women of Impact Awards.


Do you know an outstanding female who is making a difference in the Southern Maryland Community?


The SMWL Women of Impact Awards Ceremony & Dinner pays tribute to outstanding girls and women who are making an impact in the world today.  Each year, we call for nominations in order to identify and recognize girls and women who accomplish extraordinary things.

By highlighting the nominees and their amazing contributions, we have an opportunity to show our appreciation for their efforts, and to encourage others to do the same.


Our 2015 Women of Impact event was a huge success. We received 58 nominations for 45 girls, young ladies and women who are truly making a difference within our communities. All nominees were invited to the  Awards Ceremony Dinner and Celebration, and were honored for their individual contributions. One nominee from each category was selected as the final award recipient (Click here to see last year's nominees and award recipients!)


We invite you to share in our excitement by nominating an outstanding girl or woman within the community who you believe is truly making an impact.  Nomination recipients may range in age from as young as 7 years old to vibrant seniors!

Mark your calendar now to join us at the SMWL Women of Impact Awards Ceremony & Dinner celebration.

Date:         Friday, November 4, 2016

Time:         6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location:  Waldorf Jaycees Community Center

Cost:         $45 per person | Awards

                  Ceremony, Dinner, Dessert

                  & Silent Auction



Please review the SMWL Women of Impact nomination categories, guidelines, and sponsorship opportunities.

Nominations must be submitted online (click on "WOI Nomination Form" on the right on this page) by Friday, September 30, 2016.


We thank you for your support. For additional information, please contact our special event chairs:

  • Andrea Sanford 301-399-0583

  • Rona Kelley 301-643-0556

  • Pam Roberts 301-509-0595

  • Visit our Facebook page.

SMWL Women of Impact Nomination Categories & Guidelines


1. Award Description: Young Girls Who Make a

    Difference (ages 7 to 14)

    A Southern Maryland area elementary or middle school

    student who does amazing work for their community and

    has made a major difference through time, talent, or


2. Award Description: Young Woman Contributor

    (ages 15 – 25)

    A Southern Maryland High School or College student

    who has contributed exceptionally to school activities,

    her local community, and provided inspiration to other

    girls’ groups to make a difference in the lives of others.

3. Award Description: Woman in Business Leadership

    A Southern Maryland area entrepreneur or business

    executive who makes a difference in the lives of her

    colleagues in the business arena or in her networking

    environment. She enhances her job, division or

    organization and contributes to the local community and

    non- profits, mentors other business owners and

    her staff to develop by sharing her skills and

    insights and by addressing issues that are important to


4. Award Description: Woman Community Contributor

    A Southern Maryland resident, who makes a difference

    in the lives of others in her community, school

    district, non-profit organization, volunteer efforts, or

    family. She provides superior service and extensive

    volunteerism well beyond the norms of time, energy and


5. Award Description: Woman of Service - Military,

     First Responders, Health Care

    A Southern Maryland Police Officer, Firefighter, EMT,  

    Doctor, Nurse, etc. trained in urgent medical care

    and/or other emergency procedures. She has shown

    self-sacrifice which demonstrates unusual

    courage and/or an act reflecting great concern for the

    welfare of others.

6. Award Description: Woman in Education

    A Southern Maryland public, private school or collegiate

    level teacher who continually inspires her students to

    learn and excel. She exemplifies exceptional quality

    and outstanding performance in the classroom and

    and beyond.

Nominations must be submitted here online by Monday, October 17th at midnight.

Awards Nomination Rules, Voting and Awards Process

  • Nominations forms and descriptions are available at and must be completed on-line.

  • Nominations information will be distributed to area non-profits, schools, businesses, emergency responder locations, community foundations, local businesses, senior centers, and more.

  • Nominations are reviewed and voted upon by the SMWL WOI Nomination Committee.

  • During the evening, awards will be presented to the winner and nominees in each category.

  • Award winners may receive a complimentary 3 month SMWL membership (over 21) and league/sponsor directed awards.

  • Award Winners, SMWL members and their immediate family members are not eligible for nomination or awards.

  • SMWL Members may nominate a candidate (no immediate family members)

  • Nominee names, photos and nomination submission information will be shared in local and social media.

  • Nominees must sign an official photo release and submit a high resolution photo for publication.


Call for 2016 Nominations now open
for our 2nd Annual Women of Impact event... Nominate a Girl, Young Lady or Women of Impact today!


Join us in this celebration...

We'd love for you and your business to help by Sponsoring a Table or a Nominee, Placing an Ad in our

Commemorative Program Book,

Donating a Silent Auction Gift,

and Attending the Event! 

Get started and download a form below.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Nominate a

Woman of Impact now...

Click here to complete the online form.

Deadline: 10/17/16 (midnight)

2016 Event Sponsors
  • Maryland Independent
  • Greater Waldorf Jaycees
  • Old Line Bank
  • Morgan Stanley - The Rosenfield Group
  • Maredith Management, AAMC
  • DBF - A Media Company
  • College of Southern Maryland (CSM) 
  • Bobby Rucci's Deli
  • The Law Offices of Hammad Matin
  • Bill Waugh - Allstate Insurance
  • Waldorf Toyota
  • Southern Maryland Floors
Don't miss your opportunity to promote your business and support of women in our community.

Click on the
Sponsor Form above
and join us today!
Buy Event Tickets

To purchase individual, family or group tickets, please contact 


Becky Humbert directly at:


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