CROWN POINT – The 120 finalists for the 11th Annual Influential Women Awards were announced today, featuring women from many leading regional companies.
During the awards banquet, two winners will be selected in 12 different industry categories – one up-and-coming winner and one influential woman. Additionally, special awards will be given for empowering businesses, leadership, and individual support.
“Being selected as a finalist is a huge accomplishment in and of itself, validating the hard work and commitment of so many incredible women in our region,” said Erica Dombey, NWIIWA board chair. “We’re so proud to present this year’s list of Influential Women finalists and can’t wait to celebrate all of them at the upcoming awards banquet.”
The 2022 finalists were chosen from a pool of over 250 nominees. They were nominated by their peers and other members of the public for the impact they’ve made on their companies, industries, and communities. Nominations were evaluated by Influential Women alumni from their respective fields.
Past winners come from all kinds of different professional backgrounds, including educators, corporate leaders, hospital officials, government officials, nonprofit heads, caregivers, and others.
The Influential Women Awards Banquet will take place on September 29, 2022, at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville.
Nominee Name Company/Organization Category
- Robin Arvanitis – Patti’s All American Gymnastics & Swim Arts – Influential
- Brittany Bohacik – Ava Michael Beautique Arts – Influential
- Alicia Hodges – Alicia Hodges Portraiture Arts – Up & Coming
- Brittany Robinson – Famous Athletics Arts – Up & Coming
- Eleni Kazonis – The Skin Witch Arts – Up & Coming
- Anna Gomez – No Fix Address Business – Influential
- Jamie Sulcer – Chicago Title Business – Influential
- Kathleen Campbell – Luke Family of Brands Business – Influential
- Kelly Maki – Maki Insurance Group Business – Influential
- Michelle Gonzalez – Laciak Accountancy Group Business – Influential
- Pamela Richard – Luke Family of Brands Business – Influential
- Sheryl McKinney – Tire and Auto Superstore Business – Influential
- Amy Blaker – Lochmueller Group Business – Up & Coming
- Brittany Arndt – NiSource Business – Up & Coming
- Carol Donovan – Greater Indiana Title Company Business – Up & Coming