Nominations Open for the 2018 Women of Influence
The Women’s Initiative Committee will be hosting the Fifth Annual Women of Influence Awards on Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The committee is currently accepting award nominations. The nominees are women that have demonstrated excellence in serving and representing the community on a local, state or national level. These dynamic women will be celebrated in the following categories. The criteria for each award is below. Deadline for nomination is Monday, June 18, 5 p.m. Fill out the form below or download the nomination form and email it to Mary Ann Anderson.
The criteria for each category is listed below.
Woman of Influence A woman who is influential in her company or industry. She displays strong leadership experience and inspires other women. A visionary with a track record of accomplishments.
Outstanding Entrepreneur A female entrepreneur who contributes to the success of other women and entrepreneurs. She has experienced business growth and promotes sound business practices, a commitment to excellence and is a contributor to her community.
Distinguished Mentor A woman who advises other women in order to help them advance and develop their own path to academic and professional success. She generously shares her time to be accessible to the mentees. Imparts guidance and expertise in encouraging and critiquing the mentee’s leadership, training and other scholarly works. Encourages mentees in networking activities with other professionals. Promotes and makes others aware of the contributions and value of their mentees.
Community Service A woman who has been involved in community service, such as boards, commissions or community groups. She has strong leadership skills and serves as a role model for inspiring others to change their community. She has influenced decision-making on issues and enhanced the quality of life in her community.
Rising Star An up and coming female executive or business owner with less than five years at a company or in business. She has strong leadership skills and her actions have and continue to make an impact on the community. She is an innovator. And inspires others.
Education A woman whose creativity and innovation has impacted education. She has made an impact in training and education for the Shawnee County Community. She has strong leadership skills, serves as a role model and inspires others.
GO Topeka will contact the nominees to request additional information addressing the specific selection criteria. Complete the nomination form and send to: manderson@GoTopeka.com, fax to 785.234.8656, or mail to: GO Topeka, 120 SE Sixth Ave., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66603
All nominees must be a resident of or work in Shawnee County.