Nominations for the 2021 Top Women in Store Brands are now open. It’s year nine of the awards program – established by  Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE), a nonprofit professional development organization, and trade magazine Store Brands.

The deadline to enter is Friday, July 23, and all that is required is filling completing the nomination form.

The awards aim to acknowledge contributions made by women from all areas of the North American store brands industry. This year’s awards will include a total of nine awards during the WISE Annual Meeting in November.

Here’s a look at last year’s winners.

The nine award categories 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) Corporate Services (Human Resources, Information Services or Finance). The award is based on accomplishments from May 2020 through April 2021.
  • 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 2020 through April 2021.
  • 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 2020 through April 2021.
  • 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.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: JULY 23, 2021

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