Manufacturing Institute

Nominee Eligibility

Directions: Please review the following eligibility requirements prior to registering as a nominator. By failing to adhere to the following requirements your nominee will automatically be disqualified from the review process.

  • Nominations open Thursday, August 1 and will close on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:59 pm EST.
  • A nominee may only be nominated by a colleague or peer, such as: company leadership (CEO, Senior Leadership, Directors and Managers); company colleagues; peers outside a nominee's company.
  • Previous Honorees are NOT eligible. Click here to see the list of previous Honorees.
  • Previous Nominees ARE eligible.
  • Previous Emerging Leaders ARE eligible to be nominated as an Honoree.
  • Nominees must currently be employed in manufacturing.
  • There are two categories nominators may consider:
    • STEP Ahead Honoree: Nominee is currently employed in manufacturing at any level of the company, from the factory floor to the C-suite.
    • STEP Ahead Emerging Leader: Rising female talent currently employed in the manufacturing industry that have made significant contributions and excelled early in their career.

*An Emerging Leader nominee must be between 18 and 30 years of age as of December 31, 2019.

New to Nominations?

Check out our Nominations Guide Toolkit that includes helpful information to get started!