Nomination Open For Women’s Chamber Giraffe Awards

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 23rd annual Giraffe Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 29 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. This annual event recognizes women in Palm Beach County who have “stuck their necks out” for other women in the community.

“We are extremely excited for this year’s event,” said LeAnna Carey, founder of Women Who Innovate and co-chair of the event. “This is a way to recognize those women or selflessly help others.”

This year’s luncheon will bring a new twist to the annual event with entertainment, shopping and celebrating women of all ages. Emmy Award-winning TV news veteran Toni May is the event’s emcee, and Sophia Eccleston, external affairs manager for Florida Power & Light, will be the guest speaker. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $195 and include invitations to all programs. Registration and sponsorships are available at

A special VIP event will be held prior to the luncheon at the Chesterfield on March 20 to honor this year’s nominees and thank sponsors.

“As a past winner and now co-chair of the event, I look forward to continuing the tradition of recognizing and honoring women in our community,” said Rhonda Rogers, Women’s Chamber of Commerce president-elect and event co-chair.

The VIP event will also showcase historical women of Palm Beach County. “Now in its 23rd year, the chamber’s celebration begins with a Women’s History Month Proclamation in the commission chambers on March 13 at 9 a.m. The VIP reception will take place on March 20 at the beautiful Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach at 5:30 p.m., and closing out the month is the Giraffe Awards Luncheon on March 29 at 11 a.m., where we celebrate exceptional women in our community,” Chamber President Heather Gray said.

To nominate a woman, applications can be found at