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2015 World of Difference Nominations Criteria
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The TIAW World of Difference 100 Award recognizes women, and men, whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Whether the candidate is working on a small scale in the developing world or making an impact at the topic of the world’s biggest businesses, whether your candidate is well known or an unsung heroine or hero, we want you to tell us the stories of the people whose extraordinary achievements are furthering the economic empowerment of women.

Recipients will be announced at the World of Difference Awards Dinner in Washington, DC during the TIAW Global Forum to be held on October 22, 2015.

Deadline for nominations is now closed for 2015.


Below are the criteria for each award category. Carefully, review the categories and complete the online form by clicking the link at bottom of the page.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT as defined by TIAW means contributing to the ability of women to earn a living or in some way directly contributing to the economic betterment of other women, as distinct from other worthy contributions that are not within the scope of these awards. See category descriptions below for more details.

NOMINATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL WOMEN

Community: How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women in her local community?

Corporate (individual women): How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women in the corporate world. And/or how has the candidate used her corporate position to further the economic empowerment of women outside the corporate world?

Education: How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through education-based programs, initiatives or personal action?

Entrepreneurship: How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through entrepreneurial activities? And/or how has the candidate positively impacted the entrepreneurial capability of women?

Non-Profit/NGO: How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through work in, or the development of, non-profit or Non-Governmental Organizations?

Public Service/Government: How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through a public service or government role?

Young Women Leaders (under 25 years of age): How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through education-based programs, community work, entrepreneurship or personal action?

NOMINATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL MEN

Champion of women’s economic empowerment. How has the candidate contributed to the economic empowerment of women through outstanding individual contribution and effort to organizations or programs that support women’s economic empowerment and achievements in the corporate world that directly improve the economic empowerment of women.

NOMINATIONS FOR CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS (EXCLUDING NON-PROFITS & NGOS) Corporate initiatives for women’s economic empowerment. How has the organization being nominated contributed to the economic empowerment of women through its initiatives, policies (procurement, hiring, training etc.) or corporate social responsibility?

OTHER Please describe how the candidate (individual, female, male or corporate) has positively impacted the economic empowerment of women in a way not captured in any of the categories/criteria above.

PLEASE NOTE: TIAW reserves the right to place the candidate in a different category if, in the opinion of the judging committee, a different category is more suitable according to the information contained in the nomination.


Please contact admin@tiaw.org for further assistance if you encounter problems completing your nomination form.

 



 


World of Difference Winners - Past & Present

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2012 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories DOC (1.38 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2012 WOD Winners List PDF (124.69 KB) Administration 10/3/2013
2011 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (750.79 KB) Administration 10/3/2013
2010 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (7.91 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2009 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (8.57 MB) Administration 10/3/2013
2008 World of Difference 100 Award Winners Stories PDF (6.5 MB) Administration 10/3/2013

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