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What are the Women of Influence awards?
The Women of Influence awards celebrate extraordinary women whose contributions have impacted industries, communities, and the personal and professional lives of others. The awards will honor 50 leaders who exemplify what it means to be a woman of influence.
Who can be nominated?
  • Authors
  • Business Coaches
  • Career Coaches
  • Expert Consultants
  • Life Coaches
  • Mentors
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Pastors
  • Physical Trainers
  • Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Thought Leaders
  • Youth Leaders
and more!
Why should I nominate myself or another person?
A nomination to the Women of Influence grants entrants the opportunity to be recognized inside SUCCESS magazine and throughout our various digital platforms. That means prime visibility to more than 7 million of our collective subscribers and website visitors—and you won’t be there alone. You will be among some of the most influential leaders of today.
When is the deadline to submit nominations?
The deadline for submissions to the Women of Influence is May 15, 2022.
How will the final list be chosen?
After nominations close on May 15, 2022, an esteemed panel of judges will carefully review nominees to determine the final list. The top 50 are chosen equitably, at the sole discretion of the committee, based on a range of criteria set forth by the SUCCESS team.
When will honorees be announced?
The Women of Influence will be unveiled on woi.success.com, SUCCESS.com and through our social media channels on June 7, 2022. Honorees will be notified via email in May.
What does the $495 processing fee cover?
The processing fee pays for SUCCESS’s internal costs in organizing and promoting the search as well as its honorees, including the time and resources spent sourcing the esteemed panel of judges, the costs to produce the recognition pieces in the magazine and online, and the time considerations for further content partnerships.
What happens if I’m selected?
Our top 50 honorees will receive:
  • Digital badges commemorating the accomplishment
  • Dedicated coverage across SUCCESS’ multimedia channels, with a combined reach of more than 7 million
  • Women of Influence commemorative award
  • Consideration for future coverage with SUCCESS
  • Exclusive partnership opportunities and advertising discounts
What happens if I’m not selected?
In addition to recognizing the Women of Influence, this effort is also intended to alert the SUCCESS editorial staff to the impressive work of the nominees. All entrants will be considered for content engagements in 2022 and beyond, including social media collaborations, podcast and videocast appearances, and stories and bylines in the magazine and on SUCCESS.com.
How can I make my nominee profile shine?
Nominations require the submission of a high-resolution headshot and 250-word bio that will be published on the Women of Influence website, as well as contact information. Your nominee profile will be visible to thousands of visitors, so we strongly recommend providing a professional headshot and a professional bio that includes professional titles, designations, and accomplishments as well as personal achievements. See specific requirements below: Headshot: Must be hi-res (1 MB or larger); not include others in the image; and not feature any branding. Bio: Must not exceed 500 words. The minimum is 250 words. Nominations will not be approved or added to the website until these requirements are met.
I have a question that isn’t covered here. Whom do I contact?
Please send all additional questions to [email protected].