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Women of Impact Nomination Information & Criteria

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Nominations have closed for 2018, but you may submit a nomination for 2019 consideration. As you consider nominating, please keep in mind the following guidelines in preparing your nomination.

Nominations
Nominations must be submitted via the designated online form. Mail-in nominations will not be accepted. Nominations may be submitted beginning May 2019 and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, August 12, 2019. BusinessWest will verify the factual basis of the submitted nominations and may request substantiating information from nominees or others. BusinessWest reserves the right to request and require additional information from nominees in order to have their nomination considered. False, deceptive, or unsubstantiated nominations or acts may render a nominee ineligible. All nomination forms become the property of BuisnessWest and will not be returned.

Nomination Eligibility

  • Nominees must be female residents of, or employed in either Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire County
  • Nominations may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.
  • All nominations must be submitted via our online form by August 12, 2019, 5 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Nominees cannot be a member of the judges’ panel or member of the judges’ immediate family.
  • Nominee has made impactful accomplishments or contributions which have positively influenced business or community.
  • Nominee demonstrates unwavering passion and commitment for an issue that has made a difference in the lives of others.
  • Nominee has influenced other women through her actions and contributions.
  • Nominee exemplifies qualities of spirit, service, compassion for others or professionalism to achieve accomplishments; has overcome adversity in order to give back to the community.
  • Nominee delivered real business impact
  • Nominee applied innovative thinking to push boundaries and find new and better ways to do things.
  • Nominee consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership.
  • Nominee mentored and inspired others striving for success.
  • Submitting duplicate identical nominations for a nominee does not increase the chances of the nominee being selected.
  • Nominations must be submitted through this online nomination form and will not be accepted via email under any circumstances.
  • Nominees cannot be a member of the judges’ panel or member of the judges’ immediate family.

Notification and Recognition
BusinessWest plans to notify the winners of the “Women of Impact” Awards by late-August, 2018 and will be profiled in the October 14, 2019 edition of BusinessWest. Winners will be invited to attend the “Women of Impact” Awards luncheon scheduled for December 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.

Judging
A panel of independent judges will assess the nominations and select the honorees. The judging process will commence and be completed by mid-August 2019. If more than one nomination is received for a particular nominee, BusinessWest, in its sole discretion, may consider any or all of the nominations for that individual in the judging process. Nominees cannot serve as awards judges. The selection of award winners will be final and binding and are not subject to appeal or reconsideration of any kind.

Nomination Form
The panel of judges base their decisions solely on the nomination forms. Please provide thoughtful, well-developed and concise responses for your nominee’s full consideration with concrete examples. It’s important to use every opportunity to promote skills and achievements wholeheartedly and with plenty of detail.

Women of Impact Nomination Form

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  • Nominee Contact Information

  • Questions

    Please complete the questions below to finalize the nomination.
  • Supporting Documents

    Supporting documents such as resumes, press articles, awards, and commendations may be uploaded with nomination form here,
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