Nominations are now closed.

Do you know a young female entrepreneur who exemplifies “Stellar” qualities? This young female stands above others in her achievements, supports others, and contributes to the community.

The Eleventh Annual Virginia Women’s Business Conference intends to honor one YOUNG STELLAR ENTREPRENEUR on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Westfields Marriott.


  • Female students grades 6th-12th
  • Must currently own a business OR currently selling a product or service

To maintain the integrity of the award, self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations will be kept confidential and must be received by 5:00pm EST Friday, October 25, 2019.

Contact Tina Johnson with any questions at 703-777-8577 or

The winner will receive a minimum $500 scholarship.


Paige Buscema, Owner, Eyetopia, Inc.
Contact Paige Buscema at 703-443-6410 or





Mahika Ghaisas
Mahika Ghaisas
2018 Winner

Mahika Ghaisas is an exemplary young stellar entrepreneur through her dedication to her school life, volunteer service, and business venture. By developing and sharing her passion for innovation, she gets others interested in her inventive ideas.

Through her business, Sotarily Charming, Mahika aims to provide young female college students with peace of mind when they are away at college. The fashionable Sotaria bracelet can notify a user’s emergency contacts to call 911 for them with just the press of a button.