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The L.O.V.E. Awards

An Emmy Award honors high-level achievement in the landscape of television.  A Tony Award acknowledges greatness in the world of live Broadway theater.  The gold standard for exceptional achievement in the music industry is a Grammy award.  And an Academy Award validates artistic creativity and technical merit in the arena of all-things cinema."

The L.O.V.E. Awards honors excellence in the ordinary and extraordinary individual whose life inspires, empowers and motivates others to live authentically.  It is the brainchild of Dianne Shorte and was initially created to launch her book, “Finding the Power to Change Your World.”  Her book features extraordinary women who motivated and encouraged others through their strength, courage, and personal successes.  After the book launch award show, Dianne decided to answer the call to honor women every year.  Men wanted to be recognized, so she created the M.O.V.E. Award (Men Operating Very Effectively).  Today, the L.O.V.E. Awards annually spotlights the ordinary and extraordinary women and men and give voice to many unsung heroes.

The L.O.V.E. Awards honorees range from homemakers to high-powered entrepreneurs and CEOs;  Hollywood set designers to small business owners, teachers, and single mothers.  These individuals elevate their families while contributing to their community, and in so doing, they positively impact the world.  Our unique awards cover Sisterhood, Inspiration, Wife of the Year, Amazing Millennial, Lifetime Community Arts, Man of the Year, Health & Fitness, Couple of the Year, and other rarely recognized categories.  The L.O.V.E. Award winners are nominated by their peers, colleagues, and family members. 

Our mission is to uplift the community by infusing hope and inspiration through recognition.


Geovanni Brewer 

Executive Producer

Black & White TV

The women honored at this event were clearly those quiet forces that have a way of carving out pathways in the midst of the rugged terrain of adversity and opposition.  Whether you were a consummate professional at the height or the beginning of your career or the mom, wife or friend that encourages your circle, the

L. O. V. E Awards celebrated everyone exactly where they are.

Wei Deng

Attorney at Law

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell

“L.O.V.E.”, under the leadership of Dianne Shorte, teaches women how to be “effective”.  Women cannot simply be “efficient” in achieving things (which women achieve a great many already).  In addition, women must support each other and recognize other women’s achievements.  This is how women can “operate very effectively”.

Caitlin Grossman

Director of the PMO

Chrome River Technologies

I've watched L.O.V.E. experience monumental growth over the past three years and attended my first L.O.V.E. Awards in 2018. We witnessed the thought provoking words of 11  spectacular women - women  who remind you that the path of success is paved with potholes and we as women must work TOGETHER to cross the finish line. The L.O.V.E. Awards is the embodiment of this ideal and I am so looking forward to next year's show!




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