CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) is seeking nominations for outstanding female entrepreneurs across the Cowboy State for recognition with the annual Woman Entrepreneur Award.

“During the past five years of recognizing Wyoming women entrepreneurs through this award process, we have been honored to hear the stories of women from every corner of the state serving their communities in nearly every industry,” said Jennifer Wilmetti, chair of the Wyoming Council for Women. “We encourage everyone to look around their communities for these business owners and help us celebrate their success by nominating them for this award or take the time to honor your own achievements by nominating yourself. The Cowboy State is home to countless exceptional women entrepreneurs and the WCW looks forward to sharing their stories.”

WCW Entrepreneur Award Committee chair Mary Ann Cummins said, “Over the last few years, Wyoming entrepreneurs have faced some tremendous challenges, yet we continue to see so many of our female business leaders overcome obstacles and inspire others along the way.  The stories, excitement, and energy of Wyoming women is never more apparent than in this process.  Each nomination tells a story about a woman’s skill and talent and a personal dream come true.  Every year, WCW receives many nominations and all of them deserve recognition.  Please help highlight these self-made businesses by nominating a personal hero. “

Nomination forms are now available at Nominees must be women who own or operate a Wyoming-based business that has operated continuously for at least three years. Nominees may nominate themselves or be nominated by another individual. Along with recognition on the WCW web site and social media and statewide media outlets, the award will be presented at a recognition ceremony in the recipient’s business location city. The deadline for 2023 nominations is April 28, 2023.

This will be the sixth Woman Entrepreneur Award the WCW has given out. Previous recipients include Katherine Bede (2022), owner and operator of Verdello Olive Oil and Fine Foods in Sheridan; Sara Flitner (2021) owner of Flitner Strategies and founder of Becoming Jackson Hole in Jackson; Alexis “Lexie” Garrett (2020) founder and owner of Alexis Drake Designs in Cheyenne; Ariane Jimison (2019) owner and operator of Pizza Carrello in Gillette; and Kylah Bowers (2018) owner of Altitude Drug in Pinedale. 

The Wyoming Women’s Business Center is a sponsor of this award.

For questions about the award, contact WCW Chair Jennifer Wilmetti at