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Congratulations to our 2024 Male Ally of the Year!

AC Caswell

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Congratulations to our 2024 
President's Choice Award Recipient

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Stay tuned for the 2025 Male Ally of the Year to be held in the fall of 2025 and nominations will open in June of 2025!

Cars and Casino fun!

JOIN US ON MAY 10, 2024

NAW   'Bro'

Male Ally of The Year & Fundraising Gala

The NAW'Bro' Male Ally of the Year Awards Gala isn't just an event; it's a journey through time, celebrating the remarkable men who have turbocharged our community with support, mentorship, and unwavering dedication. NAW'Bro' presents an unforgettable evening that bridges the past and present through a spectacular showcase of classic cars, ranging from the opulent vehicles of the roaring '20s and iconic hot rods, to the modern cars of today. It is also a celebration of the enduring values of brotherhood, support, and resilience that our esteemed nominees embody. 

Venue & Event Details 

Date: Friday, May 10th
Location: Martin Car Museum
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PM 

Address

4320 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306

Dress Code

Time Warp Chic! Whether you fancy yourself a slick 50s greaser, a roaring 20s flapper, an 80s rocker, or any decade in between, we invite you to dive into your favorite era and bring its flair to life. It's a celebration of the ages, for the ages!

What is NAW'Bro'?

NAW’Bro’ 2024 is Dedicated to Empowering Phoenix, Arizona's Female Business Owners 
 

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) introduces an innovative annual fundraiser, NAW’Bro’. This first-of-its-kind event is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the men in our community who continually advocate for women business owners. Join us at the illustrious Martin Car Museum, where history's most iconic cars meet the heroes of today.

NAW’Bro’ is not just a fundraiser; it's geared to raise awareness for Arizona's women business owners and create a platform for men to show up for women in business. The event underscores the importance of mentorship, support, and growth for the next generation of women entrepreneurs, highlighting the significant impact of solidarity across genders in the business community. 

NAW’Bro’ 2024 Male Ally of The Year  Nomination

The NAW’Bro’ event, brainchild of Suzi Freeman, Chapter President of NAWBO Phoenix, and the NAWBO Phoenix team, is not only a celebration but also a platform to acknowledge the incredible men in our community who go above and beyond to support, mentor, and empower women in business. This year, we are introducing the Men of Support Nomination to recognize these outstanding individuals through peer voting.

Nominees

Introducing our 2024 Nominees

 

Andrew

Kolikoff

Kolikoff.com

&

The Secret Sauce Society

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Sean

Miller

Managing

Partner,

Congenius

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Leighton

Tyau

Founder & Attorney

Copper State

Estate Planning

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Bryan

Jackson

Director at

Meineke

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Christopher

Fox

Group

Management

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AC

Caswell

Million Dollar Mingle &

Former NFL Player

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TJ

Jackson

Republic

Services

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Isauro "Izzy" 

Gonzalez

Founder,

IEG Consulting

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Christopher

Kaup

Shareholder,

Tiffany &

Bosco

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Cionte

Prater

Vice President of Commercial Banking ,

JP Morgan Chase

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Craig

Young

President,

Crossroads

Technologies

Consulting

Group

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Chris

Stanfield

Happy 
Toilet 

Cleaner

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Michael

Gray

Unicorn Universe

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Nomination Criteria 

Nominees should be men who have demonstrated exceptional support for female entrepreneurs in one or more of the following ways listed below. Please submit your nominations by April 15th, 2024. This will allow us ample time to review all submissions and prepare for the peer voting process. After the nomination deadline, all submissions will be reviewed, and selected nominees will be presented for community voting. The winners will be announced and honored at the NAW’Bro’ event on May 8th, during a special segment dedicated to celebrating their contributions to the empowerment of women in business.
 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A Catalyst for Support: This individual actively supports, mentors, or advocates for one or more women in business. Their support is a testament to their belief in fostering gender diversity and empowerment in the business arena.

  • Beyond Financial Contributions: While financial support is valuable, our focus is on celebrating the diverse ways men contribute to the success of women entrepreneurs. Direct donations to NAWBO are not a prerequisite for nomination.

  • Local Hero: The nominee must be a resident of Arizona, deeply embedded in the local business community either through running or having ownership in an Arizona-based business.

 

Recognition for the Unseen Work This award is an opportunity to acknowledge the unsung heroes in our business community. It's about recognizing those who, behind the scenes, offer their time, resources, and guidance to champion women-owned businesses.

We invite you to nominate a deserving individual who exemplifies these qualities and has made a noteworthy contribution to the success of women in business. Let's honor the commitment, support, and advocacy of these exceptional men who help pave the way for gender equality in the business world.

Mentorship

Has provided guidance, advice, and mentorship to women business owners, helping them navigate challenges and achieve their business goals. OR Has been actively involved in community activities or events that support and celebrate women in business.

Sponsorship

Has sponsored events, initiatives, or women-led businesses, providing financial or in-kind support that has been crucial for their success.

Advocacy & Community Engagement

Has actively advocated for women in business, promoting gender equality, and creating opportunities for women to thrive in the entrepreneurial and business owners ecosystem. 

Leadership

Has shown leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion within the business community, ensuring that women business owners have a voice and platform.

Join Us in Supporting Arizona’s Business Owners 

Why Attend? 

Beyond the glitz and the glam, your presence supports a cause that drives change, empowering men to stand as pillars of support and strength in our community. It's more than a night out; it's a step toward a brighter, more inclusive future. Grab your ticket and ensure your spot at this once-in-a-lifetime gala. Spaces are limited, and you won't want to miss this blend of history, honor, and high-octane fun. Fasten your seatbelts for a night where the past and present collide in the most spectacular fashion. It's not just a gala; it's a time machine with a cause. See you there in style!

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Reserve Your Seat

What to Expect

01.

A dazzling exhibition of cars from every decade, including hot rods, classic cruisers, and race cars.

02.

An electrifying awards ceremony recognizing the unparalleled contributions of our male supporters, with one taking home the coveted award.

03.

Themed music and entertainment, transporting you through the ages.

04.

Gourmet bites and libations to keep you fueled for the night's festivities.

05.

It is a unique opportunity to mingle with like-minded individuals in an atmosphere brimming with nostalgia and elegance.

Meet Our Sponsors

Would you like to see your logo here? 

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Thank you to our Volunteers

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