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The 2022 Brilliance Awards will take place on May 12, 2022 at the Amway Grand Plaza downtown Grand Rapids.

The Brilliance Awards recognize the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of those who tackle issues facing professional women. It shines a light on women and men within the West Michigan community who truly elevate others and blaze trails of inspiration.

The successes of local women and men are honored across 10 categories. Nominees are top executives, business owners, emerging leaders, team players, mentors, connectors and social change agents. In 2021, three finalists for each category—the most prestigious being Woman of the Year—were selected from over 280 nominations. Nominations for 2022 are open through February 11. Please take a moment to nominate a brilliant person in your life!

"Despite being rescheduled six times, we were thrilled to host the Brilliance Awards in person last year," said Kasie Smith, Serendipity Media president and West Michigan Woman publisher. "It was evident that the authenticity, encouragement and inspiration that the Brilliance Awards brings was needed and cherished. This year, we sincerely look forward to learning more unique stories of triumph, hope and positivity. With much pride, we'll bring those stories to our audience, honoring the well-deserving and perhaps unsung heroes within our community."