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2020 IWIM Nominations

The official entry form for 2020 IWIM Nominations will be available by January 1, 2020. If you would like us to email you when the nomination form is available, please contact us at

Frequently Asked Questions About Influential Women in Manufacturing

Is it too late to submit a nomination for 2019 ?

It is. On May 28, Putman Media announced the members of the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing. Read the press release.
We will be honoring the award-winners in October 4, 2019 during a luncheon in Chicago.

What is typically the deadline for nominations?

The nomination period is typically January 1-March 31.

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)