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WISE (Women, Innovators, Shakers and Entrepreneurs) is a recognition program within WHEW! dedicated to shine a light on women who are trailblazers in their industries and true change makers. 

 

Each year the board will select 22 WISE winners 11 will be business professionals and 11 of which will be volunteers or not-for-profit contributors. The winners will receive recognition for their efforts to empower communities and inspire women. They will be featured on our website.  

 

Nominees may be nominated as an innovator, shaker, or entrepreneur but only for one of the categories. One can nominate themselves or a peer by filling out the form below. 

Medical Technology

01

Innovator

Contribution to Innovation (innovative products, processes, services) that change how businesses are conducted, how stakeholders interact and bring about positive change.

 

Identify All Applicable:

  • Why did you create it?(purpose of the innovation)

  • What is it and its Unique Value Proposition(what innovation),

  • Who (who was involved and the impact),

 

We look for 4 things, and submission should address the following criteria:

  • Originality

  • Leadership (taking initiative to lead and drive innovation from cradle to crave, and how you work with others to see the ideas come to fruition)

  • Persistence (ability to overcome obstacles and keep moving)

  • Outcome Impact (breadth of impact in terms of stakeholders and significance of impact).

Criteria

02

Shaker

We look for 4 things, and submission should address the following criteria

  • Courage ( dare to challenge and how difficult is it to step up and speak up)

  •  Leadership (taking initiative to lead and drive change, and galvanize support)

  • Persistence (ability to overcome obstacles and keep moving)

  • Outcome Impact (breadth of impact in terms of stakeholders and significance of impact).

  • Dare to challenge and reshape our social reality.

 

Identify –

  • Why (why did you do it),

  • What (what status quo you are disrupting)

  • Who (who was involved and impacted)

  •  Where (where the disruption took place),

  • When (when it happened),

  • How (how you challenged the status quo that led to new thoughts, new results and new way of thinking) and Impact (outcomes)

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03

Entrepreneurs

We look for 4 things, and submission should address the following criteria

  • Visionary (your goals, your purpose and your horizon)

  • Leadership (taking the helm, galvanize others to realize your vision)

  • Persistence (ability to overcome obstacles and keep moving)

  • Outcome Impact (breadth of impact in terms of stakeholders and significance of impact).

 

Successfully created a start-up, a small business or a non-profit (criteria, less than $1M in revenue, can be a co-founder or founder)

 

Identify –

  • Why (the purpose and mission of your organization),

  • What (what is your business is this the same as why for people),

  • Who (who was involved and impacted),

  • Where (where the disruption took place),

  • When (when it happened), How (how you built your organization from the ground up) and Impact (outcomes)