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Can I nominate myself for an award?

Yes, entries/nominations can be submitted by self or by others.


Where is the 2014 SWIBA Awards event being held?

The event is being hosted on June 7, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio for the first time. The city was named one of the Top Cities for Business in 2013 by Forbes, and is also headquarters to Stiletto Woman Media.


How much does it cost to attend?

Regular tickets cost $99.00. However stay linked for special early-bird rates. Finalists for the 2014 season receives a special rate of $79.00

Is there a cost to nominate a business for SWIBA?

There is NO COST to nominate a business for the 2014 SWIBA Awards.

Do I have to be in attendance to win an award?

​No, you do not have to be in attendance to be selected a winner. However, you must be in attendance to receive the official SWIBA Award trophy complementary provided by our company. If you are not able to attend, but would like to obtain your award, opportunities to purchase will be available post-event. 

Is travel assistance to/from the airport available?

Yes, shuttle transportation is FREE to/from Columbus, Ohio airport.

Can I attend if I'm not nominated for an award?

Yes, certainly! This event is a womenpreneur lifestyle conference and is ideal for women leaders and those who aspire to be. The conference is open to the public, members of the press, corporate professionals, family, and friends - both men and women. It's an excellent opportunity to create business connections and build relationships that last a lifetime.

Am I able to purchase tickets the day of the event?

Tickets are only available in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

I'm a new entrepreneur, can I nominate my business?

Absolutely, as long as you meet the criteria outlined here. We'd be delighted to receive your entry.

Can I bring my spouse, significant other, or friend?

Yes, feel free to get educated and empowered with friends and family.


What's different this year from past years?

We're offering a Friday evening VIP reception dinner, Saturday full day conference, and Saturday evening wine social. In addition to our SWIBA ceremony, there will be powerful keynotes and life-changing breakout sessions.


What type of breakout workshops will be included?

We will offer workshops that are both business and lifestyle focused. Attendees will have the chance to select which sessions interest them most. Stay linked to Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates.


Will scholarships be available?

Absolutely! It's important that we offer an opportunity for all women to attend. We are privileged to award scholarships each year.

What venue will the 2014 conference be located?

We are proud to hold our conference at the Columbus Airport Marriott, a 4-Star hotel located at 1375 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

I'd like to submit my speaker information, how shall I proceed?

Our speaker submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2013. We'd be delighted to consider your expertise. However, FIRST review our 2014 STILETTO THRIVE GUIDE for answers to typical questions. When ready, submit your information starting 9/1/13 here.

Will winners be announced in advance?

Finalists, of course, will be contacted and announced in advanced. However, winners will be announced at the LIVE ceremony in Columbus.

When will Finalists be notified and announced?

We will contact finalists with additional details early 2014. They will be announced publicly early 2014.

Can I bring my children?

You can surely bring your children; however unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to accommodate childcare for attendees. If you choose to stay in the hotel, you're more than welcome to bring your children and caregiver to the hotel, while you partake in the day's events.

I was a SWIBA winner last year, how do I obtain my award?

Award winners can purchase trophies and plaques at their convenience, click here to download the order form and send completed form to swiba [at] stilettowoman [dot] com.

I was an award winner last year, can I nominate my business this year?

Winning honorees must wait one year before nominating again. For example: If you won an award in year 2000, you would have to wait until year 2002 before nominating again. If someone nominates your business, it won't be considered if you were an honoree previous year.

Do winners receive trophy awards, plaques, or certificates?

Winning honorees in each category receive a custom, personalized heavy-weight glass award. The award has sand-etched engraving that includes the SWIBA logo, award title, name personalization, and other attributes. Awards are safely packaged in protective lined gift boxes.

I want to assist in the day's event, how can I help?

Thanks for the interest. For the 2014 Stiletto Thrive conference we're recruiting new Advisory Board members. Learn more here.

How do I become a sponsor or exhibitor?

Review the 2014 SPONSORSHIP GUIDE. Complete our Sponsorship Application here and submit to swiba [at] stilettowoman [dot] com.

Are tickets refundable?

Due to the nature of this event, tickets are not refundable; however they may be transferred to another individual. If a ticket must be transferred for any reason, please contact us to initiate your request.