Deadline extended for Top Women in Store Brands
The nomination deadline for the Top Women in Store Brands has been extended to July 7.
Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE), a non-profit professional development organization, and Store Brands are accepting nominations for the fifth-annual Top Women in Store Brands achievement awards. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge contributions made by women from all areas of the North American store brand industry. WISE and Store Brands will present a total of nine awards during the WISE annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s Private Label Trade Show, set for Nov. 12-14 in Rosemont, Ill.
WISE and Store Brands have established award categories that provide women from all disciplines with the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements. Managers, co-workers, peers, customers and other industry professionals are encouraged to nominate women in one of the four categories:
Functional Expertise: Awarded to a woman who has made a significant professional contribution to her company and/or the store brand industry through her accomplishments in a specific function or area of expertise. Six awards from this category will be given, including 1) R&D/QA; 2) Supply Chain/Procurement; 3) Operations; 4) Sales; 5) Marketing/Merchandising; and 6) Human Resources. The award is based on accomplishments from May 2016 through April 2017.
Sparkplug: Awarded to a woman who is new to store brands (one to five years) and has already made a noticeable impact via professional achievements and personal influence for her company, colleagues, customers and/or the industry. Open to all functional areas and based on accomplishments from May 2016 through April 2017.
Innovation: Awarded to a woman who has brought game-changing innovation to her company and/or the store brand industry through the introduction of new products, packaging, technology, merchandising, programs, systems, processes, etc. Open to all functional areas and based on accomplishments from May 2016 through April 2017.
Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to a woman who has spent the majority of her career in store brands and has “made her mark” through professional achievements, as well as personal contributions to her employer(s), colleagues, community and the industry. Open to all functional areas and based on accomplishments throughout her career.
Nominations will be accepted through July 7. The nominating form can be accessed at 2017 Nominations. Award recipients will be notified in late July.
To read about last year’s award recipients, visit 2016 Top Women in Store Brands.