Nominations Open For Giraffe Award

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 24th annual Giraffe Awards.

The Giraffe Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 21 at the Colony Palm Beach, recognizing 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 president of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. “This is a way to recognize those women who selflessly help others.”

This year’s luncheon will bring a new twist to the annual event with entertainment from Jill and Rich from Legends Radio, shopping and celebrating women of all ages. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $195 and include invitations to all programs. Information is available at

A special VIP event will be held prior to the luncheon at the Chesterfield on March 12 to honor this year’s nominees and thank sponsors.

“As a past nominee and now emcee of the event, I look forward to continuing the tradition of recognizing and honoring women in our community,” said Michele Wright, former news anchor and founder and CEO of What’s Trending Palm Beach.

The VIP event will also showcase historical women of Palm Beach County.

“Now in its 24th year, the chamber’s celebration begins with a Women’s History Month Proclamation in the commission chambers on March 12 at 9 a.m., followed by the VIP reception 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 21 at 11 a.m., where we celebrate exceptional women in our community,” said Giraffe Committee co-chair and immediate chamber past president Heather Gray.