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WithIt Calls for WOW Nominees

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Women in the Home Industries Today (WithIt) is requesting nominations for its annual WOW Awards, to be presented during the organization’s annual educational conference, August 29 -31. Recipients will be honored on the evening of August 30. This year’s event will be held in Charlotte, NC at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel. Retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and other industry professionals are invited to nominate deserving individuals and businesses in the home furnishings industry. Since 2000, WOW recipients have been recognized for exceptional service in the home furnishings industries. The four awards categories are: • Legacy Award – For a woman of achievement who has made significant lifetime contributions to the home furnishings industry. • Mentoring Award – For an executive or organization that has fostered advocacy, development or promotion of women in their company. • Education Award – For an executive or company which has developed programs to educate associates, retailers or consumers about home furnishings. • Future Leadership Award – For a woman under 40 who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and the potential to become an industry leader. To make a nomination, WithIt asks participants to share – in 50 words or less – why a person or organization should be considered for the award. Nominees must currently work in the home furnishings field and have at least five years of industry experience. Each candidate must have demonstrated their ability to impact her company and/or the industry in tangible terms. Nominations are due May 15, 2006. To make a nomination or to learn more about previous WOW Awards recipients, visit WithIt’s Web site at www.WithIt.org. For additional inquiries, contact WithIt’s Executive Director Sara Lyke by calling 336-880-2188, or by writing to director@withit.org Nominees are not required to be members of WithIt and may not be members of the WithIt Board of Directors or Board of Governors. Finalists will receive an application to complete prior to selection of award winners by a panel of industry peers. WithIt was founded in 1997 to encourage and develop leadership, mentoring, education and career opportunities for women in the home furnishings industry.

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