More people recognize the admirable role women play in business even though women are still underrepresented in top leadership positions. The tide is turning, however. Countless studies have recognized the positive difference women business leaders make in the companies they work for including increased revenues, increased innovation, and an increase in quality in the workplace.
New Hampshire Business Review and Eastern Bank have partnered up to recognize New Hampshire’s most outstanding women business leaders for the strength they bring to their companies as leaders and the passion they bring to their communities as mentors. The Outstanding Women in Business Awards celebrate women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but also as leaders and role models. Many of these women come from different industries and walks of life, but they share several traits — a strong sense of self, a success-driven work ethic and the extraordinary accomplishments to show for it.
Shine a light on a woman in home care who you think deserves to be acknowledged for her commitment, vision and talents. Nominate her today! Nominations will be accepted through January 7, 2015.
Five tips to writing a great nomination:
• Answer each question thoroughly as required in each section and use paragraphs, if necessary, to separate the answers.
• Success can be illustrated in terms of staffing, resources, partnerships, volunteering, donations (both time and monetary), and inner strength by overcoming obstacles, etc. Take the time to explain the nominee’s successes both professionally and personally.
• Stay away from acronyms or abbreviations that are industry specific unless you can offer an explanation in layman’s terms.
• Letters of referral are one of the most powerful ways to support a nomination. Letters often share inside stories about the nominee and lend credibility that this person has done great things above and beyond business interests.
• The nomination should be professional, but have a heart.