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Influential Women in Manufacturing Nominations: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the Influential Women in Manufacturing program? We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

When is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline for 2019’s class of Influential Women in Manufacturing Honorees is March 31, 2019

When are you accepting nominations?

We are officially open to receive nominations now. See our nominations page to begin the process.

What are the criteria for nominating someone?

You can learn more about the entry criteria and the questions we ask on our nominations page.

To qualify for the 2019 IWIM class, her age or her role in the company do not factor in; however, she should have done something or is doing something that fosters the growth of other women in manufacturing. Our judges look at what she’s accomplished that has moved her company, department, or team forward. The entries should also explain how she’s influential or how she’s demonstrated thought leadership.

When you say ‘manufacturing’ what kind of companies or products do you mean?

At Putman Media, we cover the gamut of industrial manufacturing: from chemicals to pharmaceuticals, food to technology and everywhere in between. If your company builds it, sells it, produces it, educates about it, or works in the industrial manufacturing space, you qualify.

Previous honorees have come from companies like Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, Intel, as well as from universities, NASA Academy, dairy Co-ops, engineering firms, and technology groups.

How many people can I nominate?

You can nominate as many people as you like. There is no cost to nominate.

Does she need to be a resident of the U.S. or live in the U.S. to be nominated?

No, she does not need to be in the U.S. This is a global program and is not limited to U.S. residents.

How many women are honored each year?

We plan to honor 25 women in 2019

How do I find out if I was nominated?

You can e-mail Erin, Program co-founder, to see if you were nominated.

Can I nominate myself?

You sure can.

How do you announce the honorees?

On June 1, we will send out an email to the people who our judges have selected as the 2019 Honorees. Both the honoree and the person (or people) who nominated her will receive an email indicating they have been selected.

Where can I send questions and feedback?

You can send questions or feedback to Erin Hallstrom, program co-founder.