Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, Insight has made the decision to make our 2020 Women of Influence Awards a virtual event, which will be livestreamed at 4 p.m. on July 29.
The event honors eight women from throughout the New North region who are making a difference in our communities. Insight — along with its sponsors — is excited to highlight the impact these amazing women are making in our communities. Their stories of success and motivation are truly inspirational.
Their stories of success and determination are truly an inspiration. Grab your favorite drink, some appetizers or a sweet treat and host your own watch party with colleagues, family and friends to celebrate these amazing women! In addition to the eight winners, we will also celebrate the more than 80 women who were also nominated for the awards.
You’ll be able to watch the 2020 Women of Influence Awards on various social media platforms. More details will be shared as the event gets closer.
Register today so you will receive reminders and the direct link to the July 29 event.
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You should nominate a woman who is an established business leader, entrepreneur, community leader or up-and-comer who has blazed a trail in the business world. We’re looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories to tell our readers. Keep in mind, multiple nominations for the same person do not enhance the nominee’s chances of being selected as a winner.
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.
This is a chance to honor a peer or someone you admire. It is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know someone who serves as an example to you, this is your chance to help share that person’s story with a larger audience.
Winners are selected by a panel of anonymous judges and Insight staff members based on the review of the nomination forms. Judges will be looking for a compelling story about women business leaders throughout the New North.
The best nominations will share a woman’s unique talents, community involvement and achievements. The adage “show, don’t tell” applies here: Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has made a mark on the New North business community. The best nominations are clear, concise and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.
The judges look for specific examples from the nominee’s professional life and community involvement. They look for examples of accomplishment and upward mobility. It is important to “show” the judges rather than “tell” them. For example, “Sue Smith opened six new stores and provided more than $50,000 in scholarship funds last year to local high school students” rather than “Chris Smith grew the business into the best in the area and has helped many students go to college.” Basically, the judges look for inspiring stories about women who are making a difference in their industries and community.
Any woman who works in the New North, an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.