We handed out the awards Friday and it was quite the celebration of excellence. Here is more on the Outstanding Women of Southwest Florida awards ceremony and photos to boot. It is our third annual event and we had more nominations this year than ever before.

How Outstanding Women of Southwest Florida are chosen

Nominations are open to everyone. We are looking for women who make a difference in the community, and there are many of them. There are no paraments as far as occupation, age, etc. The purpose is to recognize women who go above and beyond in all aspects of life so we can honor them. After all of the nominations are gathered, we put the names of the finalists online at Sunny 106.3 along with information about them. Next, time to vote. Listeners were able to vote once an hour and for as many nominees as they wanted.

Finally, we tallied all of the votes to come up with this year’s top twelve Outstanding Women. Congratulations to the 2023 winners:

  • Gloria Tate
  • Vanessa Nank
  • Betty Love
  • Linda Thompson
  • Maria Cox
  • Danielle Flood
  • Audrey Stadtler
  • Tracey Duhaney
  • Julia Gaylor
  • Sharalyn Lark
  • Trish Leonard
  • Glenna Hayhoe

Big thank you to Artichoke and company for serving us an outstanding lunch. It was also great to see some of the past Outstanding Women of Southwest Florida Award recipients show up for the festivities. We could not have done it without the support of Achieva Credit Union as the event’s title sponsor. In addition, Gavin’s Ace Hardware as our corporate sponsor. Both give back to the community in so many ways. We are always proud to partner with them in events like this one.

The room was full of such an inspiring group of women and those who love and support them. If we could just harness the energy, talent and compassion, and then spread it around the globe, the world wound be a better place.  Congrats again to the 2023 Outstanding Women Of Southwest Florida Awards winners.

If you have more photos to share, send them to Gina@Sunny1063.com

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