Founded in 2012 by Traci S. Campbell and headquartered in Chicago, IL, The BIBO Awards is a an award ceremony that celebrates, honors, and uplifts female role models and trailblazers in local communities nationwide. The event boasts that it brings “glamour and recognition to celebrate to hard work and service to others”. The event also highlights local entertainment and keynote speakers.
Honorees and nominees can enjoy makeup and hair services and pampering prior to the award ceremony. Since 2014, the tour continued to honor outstanding women in Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Proceeds from the awards show benefits the S.H.Y.N.E. (Supporting and Helping Young Disadvantaged Women through Nurturement and Expertise) Mentorship program, the flagship program the 501c3, The BIBO Foundation, which provides mentorship to academically talented high school girls who come from financially challenged households.