Know a top female/woman-identifying mission-driven business leader? Nominate them for World-Changing Women in Conscious Business List by October 15!

The 2020 World-Changing Women in Conscious Business list recognizes some of the year’s most innovative, influential, and dedicated mindful women-identifying and non-binary femme business leaders. Check out our 2019 list for context.
We’re accepting nominations for five categories this year:
  • social entrepreneur
  • intrapreneur
  • corporate leader
  • investor
  • thought leader

Finalists will be announced and highlighted in January 2020 through Conscious Company’s website, newsletter, and social media platforms — and will be invited at special discount to the 2020 World-Changing Women’s Summit, where they will be recognized.

Nominate someone now!

FAQs

Who is eligible to enter?

  • Anyone can submit a nomination, including PR representatives. You may also nominate yourself.
  • We are especially looking for people who have not previously been featured by Conscious Company.
  • See below for more detailed criteria about each category.

Is there a cost to enter?

Nope, this is a purely editorial project, and entering is free.

What do you mean by “world-changing women”?

We mean female, women-identifying, and non-binary femme business leaders who demonstrate a higher set of values (beyond a narrow focus on shareholder returns) through their words, the way they operate in the workplace, and their actions in the world. These leaders live their lives through an established value system and make choices with clear intention.

This commitment is reflected in:

  • their leadership style.
  • the way they build their workplace.
  • their effectiveness in using the business and their leadership role to strengthen their communities and protect our environment.

What are the list categories?

We’re accepting nominations for five categories this year. These are the same as we used in 2019, so check out that story for examples.

Social Entrepreneurs

These women are changing the world through the new/early-stage businesses they’ve launched.

Intrapreneurs

These women are changing the world through the change they’re driving or creating within (usually large) existing organizations they’re a part of. They may be part of the leadership team, but they’re usually not in the C-suite.

Corporate Leaders

These women are making the world a better place by changing the leadership paradigm from inside the C-suite of mid-cap and large organizations.

Impact Investors

These women are changing the world through thoughtful, strategic, and innovative deployment of capital.

Thought Leaders

These women are changing the world through the ideas and knowledge they’re spreading that inspires and empowers others to both create and imagine a better world.

Can I nominate the same person in more than one category?

Yes, you can nominate the same person for more than one category, but we highly recommend that you consider which category they truly excel in and focus your efforts there.

Can I nominate multiple people?

Absolutely. We want all your great suggestions. Simply fill out the application form for each nominee.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, but the application will be stronger if you can find a supporter or ally to nominate you.

Do you accept leaders of nonprofits?

We focus mainly on using business mechanisms to solve social problems. So if the nonprofit has a self-sustaining, earned revenue model, we’re happy to consider its leader. If the organization is mainly grant- or donation-funded, it’s not a great fit.

What does the entry process involve?

  1. Fill out the nomination form. In addition to basic contact information for you and the nominee, including how you know them, the questions are as follows:
    1. social entrepreneur
      1. What social or environmental problem is this leader seeking to solve?
      2. What’s the origin story of her business?
      3. What measurable impact has the business had so far on that problem?
      4. Why else does this leader deserve to be on the World-Changing Women list in this category?
    2. intrapreneur
      1. What social or environmental problem is this leader seeking to solve?
      2. How is she doing so within an existing large organization?
      3. What’s the origin story of her project or program?
      4. What measurable impact has her program or initiative had so far?
      5. Why else does this leader deserve to be on the World-Changing Women list in this category?
    3. corporate leader
      1. What social or environmental problem is this leader seeking to solve?
      2. In what ways is she changing the paradigms of traditional corporate leadership?
      3. How has her leadership impacted and inspired others, both within her organization and beyond? (Bonus points for measurable impact metrics)
      4. Why else does this leader deserve to be on the World-Changing Women list in this category?
    4. investor
      1. What social or environmental problem is this leader seeking to solve?
      2. How is she deploying capital in order to address that problem?
      3. What measurable impact has her investing had so far on that problem?
      4. Why else does this leader deserve to be on the World-Changing Women list in this category?
    5. thought leader
      1. What social or environmental problem is this leader seeking to solve?
      2. How is she spreading ideas that inspire and empower others to create a better world?
      3. What has been the measurable impact of her work?
      4. Why else does this leader deserve to be on the World-Changing Women list in this category?
  2. Our team will review the application materials and select the finalists.
  3. If your nominee is chosen as a finalist, we’ll contact them to request images to use in the list.

Who will be judging the entries?

The Conscious Company editorial staff.

When will I found out if my nominee has been selected?

We’ll likely be contacting finalists by mid-October or early November.

What’s in it for the finalists?

Those selected for the list will be celebrated the entire month of January! The list will be prominently featured on the Conscious Company website, in the Conscious Company newsletter, and on all our social media platforms. Finalists will also earn the industry-wide recognition that comes with this honor.

Nominate someone now!

 

 

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