July 13, 2010 04:28 PM
Each fall ABiz profiles up to 10 inspiring women from across the community - business, politics, education, non-profits - who are still active in their careers and recognized for their professionalism, entrepreneurship, civic involvement and community leadership.

Each fall ABiz profiles up to 10 inspiring women from across the community - business, politics, education, non-profits - 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 WWMB honorees and trailblazers will be featured as a cover story in the September issue of ABiz, which publishes Aug. 25.

The premier recognition for women of influence in Acadiana, this is the 13th year for the inspiring event and awards luncheon that attracts more than 350 people. Sponsored by IberiaBank, with support from Courtesy Cadillac and River Oaks Catering & Event Center, the 2010 luncheon is Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11:45 a.m. at River Oaks on Kaliste Saloom Road.

Nominations for this year's awards maybe submitted by e-mail to robinh@theind.com. Please include WWMB Award in the subject line. Submit via fax to 337.983.0150 or by mail to 551 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501. The deadline is July 27. For a list of past winners, click here and view last year's cover story here.

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