American Spa Debuts the Women in Wellness Awards

American Spa's Women in Wellness Awards recognizes some of our industry’s most powerful females. (Getty Images)

American Spa is taking action to celebrate some of our industry’s most powerful females with the Women in Wellness Awards, an exciting new accolade that honors phenomenal women. A panel of spa and wellness journalists will be tapping winners in the following categories:

  • Industry Icon This award will honor a long-time spa leader, at the spa or manufacturer level, who saw the potential of our industry and influenced its growth and success.
  • Visionary This spa leader inspires others with original ideas and a strong vision for the future of our industry, as well as effective strategies to help achieve those goals.
  • Innovator  Here, we’ll honor an inventor, formulator, or out-of-the-box thinker who has introduced a new method, technology, or product.
  • Rising Star  This newcomer to the industry is making an impact with new, cutting-edge, and exciting ideas.
  • Mentor Whether an educator, a leader of a group or organization, or a company head, this woman is making a difference by serving as a trusted advisor and shining example to others.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit, and submit an application by June 1. Our esteemed panel of wellness journalists will select the winners in each category. Winners and finalists will be announced in our September issue in a special Women in Wellness section that will feature the deserving winners and runners up with in-depth articles that delve into their impressive contributions. We will also host a Women in Wellness Awards event this fall to celebrate the nominees.