Women of Industry honors lasting impact

From the pages of In Business magazine.

Oftentimes, this column space is devoted to forthcoming IB programs that we feel would be beneficial for local business professionals. While it sometimes may come across as self-promotional, that is certainly not our intent. IB’s mission is to connect and elevate the business community, and so I try to use this space to highlight programs that will either help you connect with other local business professionals or make readers aware of opportunities that can elevate yourself or your company.

With the latter in mind, we want to highlight our IB Women of Industry awards, as we are quickly approaching our application/nomination deadline for this year’s program. Once again, the WOI class will be featured in our November edition and selections will be honored during an event program that same month.

From the start of this program four years ago, we’ve tried to make it different than the many other outstanding recognition programs for the talented and inspiring women in this community. While others focus on mentorship, community involvement, and individual accomplishments, we keep our program focused on forward-thinking women who are pioneers in their respective industries, women whose impact extends beyond the success they have had at their own company or organization.

If you feel like you fit this criteria, or if you know of another woman in the south central Wisconsin region — Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk counties — that has had an enormously positive impact on their industry, then we need to hear from you!

Once again, we will accept both self-nominations, as well as referred nominations. If you would like to nominate yourself, and we do prefer this method, the application can be filled out online at IBMadison.com/WomenOfIndustry. If you would like to nominate another person, please email Jessica Hamm at jessica@ibmadison.com with the name of the woman that you’d like to nominate, her contact information, and as much detailed information that you can provide about her industry influence. We are focused on highlighting women who have demonstrated impact in their industries over the most recent three-year period, but we also have a legacy award application to honor a woman for career-long impact.

Nominations will be accepted through August 15, so please act fast and help us share a few success stories this November!

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