Nominate a Powerful Women

abj profiles in powerNominate a Powerful Women

It’s that time of year again, to make nominations for the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power” award. The deadline is 5:00pm CST on June 4. Here are the specifics, from ABJ:

“We need your help to identify the top women in Central Texas who have forged their own path and developed their own leadership principles. These women have something to offer the next generation of women leaders. They have made a difference in their communities, blazed new trails and are leaving a mark on the Central Texas business.

Nominate a working woman of distinction who has gained recognition because she is a successful business owner or member of top management with a company or organization of any size. The awards will recognize women who are at the top in their industry and women of influence in all of Central Texas.

Twenty-five winners will be selected by a panel of industry experts from all of Central Texas. A Profile in Power & Woman of Influence could be an entrepreneur, industry leader, mentor, non-profit leader or anyone leading the charge. The entire nomination form must be submitted to be eligible including the questions from the nominee. The judges will select the top twenty-five women regardless of their area of expertise. Below is a suggested list of leadership characteristics that describes a Central Texas Profile in Power & Woman of Influence.

Leadership Characteristics for a Profile in Power & Woman of Influence:

Entrepreneur: women who are the chief executive, president or founder of a company or business venture that they helped start, build or significantly grow; women who through new ideas and hard work, are keeping a family-owned business thriving and relevant for another generation; or a pair of women who worked as a team to bring a project, mission or company to life.

Industry Standout: women who stand out in their industry who are bringing fresh thinking to our world. This could be education, medical, environmental, music and film, real estate, technology, engineers and more.

Inspiration/Mentor/Influencer: women who enrich and inspire the lives and careers of others by sharing their experience and wisdom with those who work with and around them or have influenced others to take charge.

Leading the Charge: women — who though they may not have the big title or corner office – are a driving force behind the success of their employer.

Nonprofit/Government Leadership: women who display high energy and skill in a leadership role at a nonprofit organization or women who have made or are making a difference in government policies or laws that impact business and industry

The nomination deadline is June 4 at 5:00pm CST. Late nominations will not be accepted, no exceptions.

All materials must be submitted online to be considered a nominee including questions filled out by the nominee and two references with contact information. After the online nomination is submitted, then email the nominee’s resume and a headshot of the nominee in jpeg format. The judges will select the winners from the requested information; no additional promotional material is needed and will not be included in the judging packets. The key issue is to communicate – why the nominee should be a Profile in Power & Woman of Influence winner followed by a clear resume that shows a successful path.

Save the date for the Profiles in Power & Women of Influence Awards on Friday, July 23 at the Westin Hotel. Keynote speaker will be Michelle Andrews Smith, Assistant to the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

Read more at the Austin Business Journal.”

Further reading: My interviews with last year’s Profiles in Power winners.

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