Judges are looking for women who invest their time and energy into helping other women make the most of their potential. These women will advocate for change every day – in their workplace, their community, their peer group and wherever decisions are made. These women confront unfairness and don’t take no for an answer. They identify what needs to be done and roll up their sleeves to do it. These are women who use their skills and talents to help change the status quo and create a more equitable society.
We are looking for the special women who didn’t set out to become role models but truly are, and who can tell us why they make a difference.
Entries need to include a clear and focused description of the impact and results of the nominee’s efforts, as well as a succinct story about how they got to the position the are in.
We particularly want to know how they used their influence to make change happen: the lobbying, the fund-raising, the mentoring and support of others, the networks established, the causes they support.
Don’t be afraid to enter yourself.
Our nominees come from all ranks and roles, and from all sectors, and no efforts are too small to be included.
The awards are intended to encourage the widest possible range of women to enter or be nominated, and show their contribution. To do that, judging focuses on quality and impact rather than the scale or seniority of a woman’s role.
Even if you have never entered an award program before, and feel uncomfortable about the attention, remember this is a chance to really extend your influence well beyond your own remit, on what matters to you.