2023 Brilliance Awards

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The 2023 Brilliance Awards—an annual celebration of the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of those who tackle issues facing professional women—will take place the evening of May 17 at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

The successes of local women and men will be honored across 10 categories: Mentorship, Connector, Social Change Agent, Team Player, Tenacity, Champion of Service, Entrepreneur, Emerging Leader, Best Supporting Man, and Woman of the Year. The stories of 30 total finalists will be told and the selected Top Honorees will be recognized and awarded during a formal and truly empowering evening at the Amway Grand.


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In response to the 2022 Brilliance Awards, Kasie Smith, President and Publisher of West Michigan Woman, had this to say: "The energy of the event was incredibly inspiring, and I think I can speak for myself and those who were in attendance that a sense of celebration and collaboration was truly felt throughout the evening. I'm honored that the Brilliance Awards helps bring so many brilliant minds together in one room to be recognized and connect."

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