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Women of Color STEM Professional Categories

WOC Peer Reviewed Awards (PR) - Professional Awards:
These awards are granted to individuals in the workforce. These nomination applications are reviewed and recommended for an award by a panel of leaders from industry, government and academia. 

 
Career Achievement 
This award recognizes an employee who is at or beyond the midpoint of her career (with over 15 years in the workforce) whose experience enhances her job, division, and organization. She is a leader who manages others with sensitivity as well as strategic insight.
The nominee package should show:
1. Accomplishments 
2. Performance Management
3. Ability to Negotiate Professional Obstacles 
4. Role Model Potential
5. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Community Service Award
This award recognizes an employee who uses technology in novel ways to improve access to jobs and educational opportunities, and boost understanding of technology's potential to improve access to useful services, resources and information.
The nomination package should show:
1. Role model potential
2. Cultural capital
3. Promotion of technology through community service
4. Professional development through community service
5. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Corporate Responsibility
This nominee is an innovator in the delivery of benefits to under-represented communities through corporate largess. This nominee bolsters the corporate resolve to move mountains on behalf of community improvement. Through her work, her corporation makes major commitments to provide technology tools and educational services for minority youth and adults and to put budgetary backbone into community development efforts.
The nomination package should show:
1. Innovation in women-oriented practices
2. Changes in corporate policies and priorities 
3. Number of women and minorities affected
4. Breadth of her influence within the organization
5. Impact on communities outside her organization
6. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Diversity Leadership
A person who has demonstrated efforts to promote diversity in the approach of her organization or small-business equivalent to advancement in education, job promotion, small-business development, and community activities. Successful nominees may lead small-business purchasing and support small-business development and entrepreneurship, as well as human resources initiatives.
The nomination package should show:
1. The nominee’s effectiveness at attracting minorities to the organization
2. The nominee’s success in improving the organization’s policies of hiring and retaining minorities or promoting minority businesses
3. The nominee’s contributions to small business development
4. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Educational Leadership
- Corporate Promotion of Education
Nominee must be a manager of education programs or other staff member from private enterprise who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs.
The nomination package should show:
1. The success of the programs at the nominee's company
2. The impact of the programs on schools, colleges and universities with which the nominee's company interacts
3. The timeliness of the programs to the needs of the society and the corporate and public sectors
4. The impact on underserved minorities seeking careers in STEM at the nominee's company and elsewhere.
5. The nominee's effectiveness in generating interest about STEM among women, racial and ethnic minorities.
6. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Managerial Leadership
The nominee must be a woman whose accomplishments in leading and managing a laboratory, a company or a significant part of a technology enterprise make her stand out. The committee is looking for a person whose career choices serve as an example to women working to move beyond what are considered traditional roles for women.
The nomination package should show:
1. Innovation
2. Breadth of responsibilities
3. Organizational size
4. Budget impact of her decisions
5. Quality of supporting documentation
 
New Media/IT Leadership
This nominee is a woman working in Internet media who has a driving role in either the development of new technology or the management of technical facilities.
The nomination package should show:
1. Impact of nominee's technical contributions
2. Impact of contributions to the organization
3. Value of nominee's contribution
4. Role model potential 
5. Quality of supporting documentation
 
Outstanding Technical Contribution 
A woman performing technological functions, who has designed, developed, managed, or assisted in the development of a product, service, system, or intellectual property that is a substantial achievement in the field. The overall impact of the technological achievement is the prime consideration, regardless of title or degrees earned. The committee sees a nominee that offers broad impact and high value to society as a whole. 
The nomination package should show:
1. The uniqueness of the development
2. The innovation of the development
3. The uniqueness of the design
4. The social and/or economic value of the development
5. Quality of supporting documentation 
 
Professional Achievement
This award recognizes a mid-career professional (with up to 15 years in the workforce) with significant accomplishments in an engineering or technology industry, or government agency. The nominee's academic qualifications are of less relevance than the impact of her achievements as a leader and role model. 
The nomination package should show:
1. Value of nominee's accomplishments
2. Performance management
3. Meeting professional challenges
4. Role model potential
5. Quality of supporting documentation 
 
Technical Innovation
This nominee invents a new product, device, or process; leads technology development teams; or develops new ways to use the product or process. She also serves as a stereotype-breaking role model for women in technology.
The nomination package should show:
1. Product or process value
2. Implementation or production
3. Impact on corporate product line
4. Impact on budgetary decisions or gross revenues
5. Quality of supporting documentation