Hattip to this morning’s Sound of Ideas which featured the outstanding and diverse 2014 Crain’s Women of Note class. By clicking on the photo of each of the 15 women at that link, you can see a very brief video of them and a written profile. They’re being honored today at a luncheon.You can catch some of it on Twitter by searching on the hashtag #CrainsWON
I’m thrilled to say that I know a few of the recipients personally but also that this year’s selection introduces me to women with whom I’m not familiar. I’m particularly excited to learn about We Can Code IT because I’ve been a follower of Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code, based in Toronto, for a long time.
And, of course, a list is just a list, and there are always more individuals to include. So, who would you add? Who do you think might be recognized in the future? Personally, I’d love to see more public servants and civic figures recognized (US Rep. Marcia Fudge was a couple of years ago). But I do think that this year is particularly diverse and kudos to Crain’s for that.
Lucky for us, nominations for 2015 are open now. Read the FAQs here, then go here to submit a nominee and pass this nomination link around. I’m guessing the nominations will be open through March 2015 but that’s just a guess. Do check back, and I’ll repost this information about submitting names later in the year as well.
Remember, the best way to ensure a diverse pool from which Crain’s will select is to nominate candidates. If you don’t nominate, they won’t know.
Congratulations to all the awardees.