Insight Women of Influence Awards


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
at 11:00 AM


Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
Neenah, Wisconsin

Insight Publications is hosting the inaugural Insight Women of Influence Awards on March 31, 2020, at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Neenah to recognize women making a difference in the New North. To make this luncheon a success, we need your help to identify nominees from across the Northeast Wisconsin region. We are seeking nominations from now until Dec. 12.

A panel of independent judges will help Insight select winners in the following categories:


Honors a woman who enriches the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of her experience and knowledge.

Difference Maker

Honors a woman who goes beyond the call of duty to devote her time, energy and resources to support her community either as a volunteer or through a formal position with a non-profit organization.

Corporate Leader

Honors a regional female executive who is making a mark in her community and industry.

Business Owner

Honors a woman business owner who has guided her company through significant growth.

Young Influencer

Honors a woman professional under the age of 40 who is already making a difference in her industry or is a successful entrepreneur.

With all nominations, please be as detailed as possible, providing concrete examples of the nominee’s accomplishments. Self-nominations are allowed. Please click the NOMINATE NOW button to nominate someone for a Woman of Influence Award.
If you have any questions, read through our Frequently Asked Questions below or send an email to Insight Editor MaryBeth Matzek at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Check back in January for more information on the Women of Influence Awards Luncheon.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Insight Sales Team at (920) 882-0491.