Women of Influence Awards

Insight’s Women of Influence in the New North Region Awards



Wednesday, July 29, 2020
at 4:00 PM

Insight Publications is honoring women making a difference in their industries and communities from throughout the New North. The Insight Women of Influence  in the New North Region Awards shines a spotlight on these remarkable women and shares their stories with our readers. 


Please consider nominating an exceptional woman today for the 2021 awards.


Winners will be honored this summer. Nominations close March 15. 


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

  • Mentor: Honors a woman who enriches the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of her experience and knowledge. 
  • Difference Maker — Nonprofit: Honors a woman who goes beyond to devote her time, energy and resources to support a nonprofit in her community.
  • Difference Maker — Business: Honors a woman making a difference in the business community.
  • 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.

    Based on the nominations, the judges may create additional award categories.

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 “Sue 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.

POSTPONED – new date to be announced


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Individual: $50

Table of 10: $500


Click on each woman's photos to read their stories and watch their acceptance speeches.


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