The Lakes Area Professional Women’s organization wishes to recognize employers that show exceptional commitment to gender equality in the workplace. Nominations are sought for businesses that promote a workplace culture of inclusiveness, flexible scheduling, employee development and other positive attributes that enable women to realize their full potential.

Nominations are due by Friday, Aug. 16, in two categories: large employer (more than 25 employees) and small employer (25 or fewer employees). Submit nominations to lakesareaprofessionalwomenmn@gmail.com. Employers will be honored at the LAPW recognition luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Broadway Ballroom at 11:30 a.m.