Nominations open for the 2020 WIBLI Awards!

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 03/09/2020

Nominate Puget Sound region businesses and individuals (including yourself!) who are advancing gender equity, now through April 30

3849-v2Do you know businesses and individuals who are making a significant impact towards advancing gender equity in Puget Sound region's workplaces and communities? It's time to nominate them for a Women in Business and Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Award!

Nominations are open in these categories:
  • WIBLI Business of the Year: Awarded to a business that has significantly contributed to gender equity in the workplace
  • WIBLI Leader of the Year: Awarded to a woman who demonstrates exemplary leadership traits and has made significant contributions to gender equity in our region
  • WIBLI Rising Star: Awarded to a woman, with 10 years or less of work experience, who has exemplary leadership traits at an early point in her career and has worked to advance gender equity in our region

Within their gender equity work, focus areas of nominees may include:

  • Women on boards
  • Women in management
  • Women in STEM
  • Family friendly business practices
  • Wage equity
  • Commitment to racial diversity in gender equity issues
  • Mentorship & career development
  • Representation of women in media
  • Advocacy & community development
  • Supporting educational opportunities for girls & young women
  • Entrepreneurship

These awards are part of the Chamber’s WIBLI events and programs, which inspire, educate, and connect Puget Sound region women at all levels of their careers. WIBLI events aim to empower Seattle-area professionals to create significant change for themselves, their workplaces and their communities around gender equity issues, including closing our region’s gender wage gap.

Online nominations will be open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.

The WIBLI Awards will take place sometime in late spring/early summer 2020. We will notify all nominees and finalists of their status before the announcement is made public. Award winners & finalists in each category will be recognized at the WIBLI Awards. Along with their award and recognition at the ceremony, winners will be featured in Seattle Metro Chamber communications and recognized at future WIBLI events.