Nominate an Influential Woman

2019 IWIM nominations are now closed

The 2019 Influential Women in Manufacturing Nominations are now closed. Our team of Putman Media editors are currently reviewing the nominations and will be releasing the list of finalists soon.

Thank you to all those who nominated women for the 2019 class. Check back in late May for the complete list of 2019 honorees.

While you're waiting for the 2019 announcement, be sure to mark your calendar for this year's upcoming IWIM events, including the brand new IWIM Awards Luncheon, taking place Oct. 4, 2019, in Chicago.

Read our FAQs below for information about the nomination process.


Frequently Asked Questions About Influential Women in Manufacturing

What is the deadline for nominations?

We accepted nominations through March 31, 2019.

Does an Influential Woman in Manufacturing have to live in the U.S.?

Not at all! We have several IWIM honorees who are in Europe.

What are the criteria for nominating an IWIM?

Age is no limit and she can serve at any level of the manufacturing organization, from plant-floor technician to C-suite officer.

Can I nominate more than one woman?

Of course you can!

Is my company allowed to submit multiple nominations for the same person? 

Yes, your company can. We have seen that happen before.

How can I prepare to complete the nomination form?

We ask several questions on the nomination form including the nominator's name, address, and email as well as the nominee's name, address, phone number, company, and industry or sector served. We also ask that those nominating an Influential Woman in Manufacturing also answer at least two of the following questions on our form:
  • How is she an influential woman in manufacturing?
  • How has she demonstrated thought leadership?
  • How has she fostered the growth of other women in manufacturing?
  • What has she accomplished that has moved her company, department, or team forward? Describe how this woman has affected you personally (for example, as a mentor in the industry)