Greater Vancouver Chamber opens 2023 Iris Awards nominations

Nominations for local 'women of achivement' must be received by Feb. 10

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The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) is accepting nominations for the 2023 Iris Awards, an annual recognition to honor the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington.

GVC will honor the Iris Awards recipients during an award ceremony following the GVC’s “Women Who Mean Business” virtual symposium on Wednesday, March 8.

Since 1985, the Southwest Washington community has recognized and celebrated women of achievement for their outstanding dedication and contributions in the region. Each year, community members nominate female leaders throughout the greater Vancouver region who represent exceptional leadership, philanthropy and public service. What is known today as the Iris Awards were established in 2012. From 1985 through 2010, award recipients were honored as “Women of Achievement.”

Following in the tradition, the Iris Awards will be presented in observation of International Women’s Day on March 8.

To submit an online nomination, visit Nominations must be received by Feb. 10. A list of past award honorees can be found at

For more information about the awards, or to purchase award ceremony tickets, visit