July 8, 2016 04:00 PM

The Women Who Mean Business honorees and trailblazers will be featured as a cover story in the September issue of ABiz, which publishes Sept. 16.

2015 WWMB issue

The Women Who Mean Business honorees and trailblazers will be featured as a cover story in the September issue of ABiz, which publishes Sept. 16.

ABiz annually profiles the leading ladies of Acadiana, those inspiring women from across the community — business, politics, education, nonprofits — who are still active in their careers and recognized for their professionalism, entrepreneurship, civic involvement and community leadership. We also honor a small group of trailblazers who are retired or semi-retired and helped pave the way for succeeding generations of women.

The Women Who Mean Business honorees and trailblazers will be featured as a cover story in the September-October issue of ABiz, which publishes Sept. 16.

The premier recognition for women of influence in Acadiana, this inspiring event and awards luncheon attracts more than 350 people every year. The 2016 luncheon, presented by IberiaBank, is Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11:45 a.m. at River Oaks on Kaliste Saloom Road. Supporting sponsors are River Oaks and the Paul Michael Company, and VIP parking sponsor is Courtesy Automotive Group.

Nominations for this year’s awards may be submitted by e-mail to events@theind.com; put WWMB Award in the subject line. Tell us why you think your nominee is deserving of this award and please send us her contact info. The deadline to nominate is July 29.

View last year’s feature here.

For a list of past winners click here.

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While the members of this diverse group of Acadiana women can’t all say they were firsts, each of them has contributed to our community in ways too countless to capture in 500-word profiles ...