It’s nearly 2017, which means it’s time to start recognizing our next class of award winners.

The Nashville Business Journal is excited to announce this year’s list of Women of Influence winners. To come up with our list of 32 honorees, we solicited nominations from the public. An independent panel of judges, comprised of past winners, then scored our nominees on a variety of criteria, including professional accomplishments and community involvement. Those with the highest scores are reflected below (listed alphabetically by category).

Join us in congratulating this year’s class, and we hope you’ll join us on Feb. 8 as we recognize them at the awards luncheon.

Community Supporter

Company Executive

Company Manager


Family Business


Nonprofit Leadership


  • Aerial Ellis, Lipscomb University/Advisory 83
  • Leisa Gill, LBMC
  • Pat Shea, formerly with YWCA of Middle Tennessee

    Alison Nash is the Nashville Business Journal’s Associate Editor.

*originally posted on NBJ