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Visionary Awards Call for Nominations

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is calling for nominations for the 2015 WCD Visionary Awards. WCD’s Visionary Awards recognize the transformational strengths that make companies leaders among their peers – a commitment to strong corporate governance, innovation, diversity, and corporate responsibility. The WCD Visionary Awards align with the organization’s Call to Action to increase the number of women on boards globally.  As a corporate director, you will know which of your peers -- CEOs, Board Chairs, Lead Directors, Directors and Corporations -- should be nominated for these awards.

The 2015 WCD Visionary Awards include:

Leadership and Governance of a Public Company

Strategic Leadership (of a Women CEO, Board Chair, Lead Director or Director)

Innovation in Shared Value

Leadership and Governance of a Private Company

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is an international community of women who serve on boards of directors. WCD is comprised of more than 3,000 members serving on over 5,000 boards in 62 chapters around the world.  In this new era of responsibility, WCD is committed to corporate governance with a global vision.

Please use the WCD Visionary Awards Nomination Form below to submit your nomination(s) for the 2015 Visionary Awards.  All nominations must be received by August 31, 2014.

Past Winners:

The 2014 WCD Visionary Award winners included Abbott Laboratories, Royal Bank of Canada, Beth Mooney of KeyCorp, and Sodexo Group. 2013 winners included Unilever PLC, IBM, Marjorie Morris Scardino formerly CEO of Pearson PLC, IBM, and SC Johnson; 2012 winners included Publicis Groupe, Ellen Kullman of DuPont, Intel, and Monique Leroux of Desjardins Group; 2011 winners included Procter & Gamble, Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft, and The Coca-Cola Company.

Thank you for your nomination(s).

Sherry Barrat and Estelle Metayer,
Co-Chairs, 2015 WCD Visionary Awards Selection Committee
and
Susan Stautberg and Henrietta Fore
Global Co-Chairs of WomenCorporateDirectors 

WCD Visionary Awards Criteria

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Public Company
Criteria: Of the high-performing companies with three or more women as corporate directors, we will consider the following criteria:

• Role model in best governance practices
• Thoughtful development and contribution of women on board and committees
• Stock performance

WCD Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership
Criteria: Of the companies with a woman CEO, Board Chair, Lead Director or Director, we will consider the following criteria:

• Courage in making strategic leadership decisions
• Courage to make long-term and short-term strategic corporate investments

WCD Visionary Award for Innovation in Shared Value
Criteria: Given to a company with three or more women as corporate directors, which has an outstanding partnership/s with an NGO or NGO’s, we will consider models that are:

• Innovative
• Replicable/scalable and sustainable
• Rooted in the community
• Shared value is deeply imbedded in the core competencies of the company, which lives its values from top to bottom

WCD Visionary Award for Leadership and Governance of a Private Company
Criteria: Of the high performing privately-held companies which has a woman Chair, a woman CEO, or three or more women on the board, we will consider the following criteria:

• CEO has made a significant individual contribution and is respected in the company’s industry as a role model inside and outside of the company
• Company is respected within the industry/field
• Company is rapidly growing or already established, exhibiting innovation, creativity, engagement in its community, and good governance system and processes
• $500 Million; in operation for more than 5 years

 

2015 WCD Visionary Awards Nomination Form

 





Please submit an explanation of no more than 250 words presenting your candidate and the reasoning behind your nomination. If submitting more than one candidate, please be sure to clearly state for which award each candidate is being nominated. Please supply any relevant supporting materials.
This nomination is submitted by:
Please attach any supporting materials.

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