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The 36th Annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards

This prestigious awards ceremony honoring local professionals, will bring almost 1,500 attendees together with the goal of honoring these outstanding individuals in our community while also raising awareness for domestic violence. This event pays tribute to ten women who have served as role models and given back to their communities, all while making strides in their professions. One business is also honored as the Leading Business of the Year for its support of women and women's issues.

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2019 Keynote Speaker - Rosie Hidalgo
Meet our 2019 Keynote Speaker:
Rosie Hidalgo

Rosie Hidalgo has worked in the movement to end domestic violence for twenty-five years as a public interest attorney and as a national policy advocate. Currently, she is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a national resource center with a focus on providing training, research, and policy advocacy to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

Rosie previously served as the Deputy Director for Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to joining OVW, she worked as the Policy Director at Casa de Esperanza during the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013 and championed the need to protect all survivors and improve protections and access to resources for marginalized communities.

Previously, she worked as an attorney at legal services programs for low-income families in New York City and in Northern Virginia and also has experience living and working on domestic violence issues in the Dominican Republic and Panama. Rosie has served on the Biden Foundation’s Advisory Council for Ending Violence Against Women and on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Rosie received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.

2019 Keynote Speaker - Rosie Hidalgo
Meet our 2019 Keynote Speaker:
Rosie Hidalgo

Rosie Hidalgo has worked in the movement to end domestic violence for twenty-five years as a public interest attorney and as a national policy advocate. Currently, she is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a national resource center with a focus on providing training, research, and policy advocacy to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the National Task Force.

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Nominations
Nominate a Professional Woman or Leading Business for a 2019 Top Ten Award

Honor an influential woman or business in our community by submitting a nomination on their behalf. The individual or business should exemplify a strong sense of purpose in their professional and personal life as well as demonstrate a history of giving back to our community. Nominations are due Sunday, July 14, 2019 at midnight.

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