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Greater Vancouver Chamber Opens Nominations for the 2024 Iris Awards Honoring Women of Achievement

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The recipients of this honor will be revealed on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Iris Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's Inspire HER Conference.

Vancouver, WAThe Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) is delighted to announce that it is accepting nominations for the prestigious 2024 Iris Awards, an annual recognition honoring women of achievement in southwest Washington. Established in 2012 and formerly known as the "Women of Achievement" awards from 1985 through 2010, the Iris Awards celebrate outstanding women who exemplify leadership, philanthropy, and community service. 

The recipients of this honor will be revealed on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Iris Awards Luncheon, a highlight of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's Inspire HER Conference—a leadership event designed to celebrate and empower business professionals.  

Nominations are now open, and everyone is welcome to make their submissions online at The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 1st, 2024. 

“In recognizing the exceptional achievements of these remarkable women, we not only honor their dedication but also set a powerful example for others to follow. The Iris Awards evidence the positive impact women have made in southwest Washington, driving innovation, inspiring change, and embodying true leadership. By actively participating in the nomination process, you contribute to the cultivation of a culture that values and celebrates the outstanding contributions of women in our community," said John McDonagh, President & CEO at the Chamber.  

To explore the Iris Awards honorees throughout the years, a comprehensive list can be found at 

The 2024 Iris Awards Luncheon is proudly sponsored by Presenting Sponsor, Riverview Bank, and Award Sponsors, Key Bank, Legacy Health, and OnPoint Community Credit Union. For additional information about the Iris Awards, sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase award ceremony tickets, please visit Inspire HER Conference - Iris Awards. 

About the Iris Awards

Wanting to recognize women of achievement in southwest Washington who exemplified leadership, philanthropy and community service was the inspiration for what is today the Iris Awards. This recognition program was launched in 1985 as Women of Achievement. For 38 years, the southwest Washington community has nominated outstanding women for recognition. The Iris Award was held to commemorate National Women’s History Month, to recognize International Women’s Day, and to honor volunteer efforts and community leadership of women in Clark County.  

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit 

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Hadley Phillips, Greater Vancouver Chamber

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