Heroines of Washington 2014 Nomination Form

Heroines of Washington
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Ritz-Cartlon Tysons Corner

Nominations Guide and Form

Objective: To honor women for their dedication to community service and work in the healthcare, real estate, professional services, public sector and technology industries. Awards will be presented for the following categories:
- Healthcare Heroine Award sponsored by General Dynamics Information Technology
- Professional Services Heroine Award sponsored by Middleburg Wealth Management
- Public Sector Heroine Award sponsored by Sapient
- Real Estate Heroine Award sponsored by Womble Carlyle
- Technology Heroine Award sponsored by MorganFranklin Consulting
- Rising Heroine Award - Lifetime Heroine Award

    Key Benefits:

    * Recognition as an industry leader * Professional exposure to individuals, clients and businesses. * Coverage through media, website, newsletters and promotional material * Opportunity to expose and promote the volunteer organizations you are passionate about * Networking and collaboration opportunities with multi-industry professionals * Being a part of an energetic alumnus of former Heroines of Washington.

    Key Dates

    August 1, 2014 - Nominations Close August 2014 - Finalists will be selected by the Selections Committee comprised of Former Heroines based off of the information provided within the Nomination Form. During the selection process, the nominees’ names, titles and companies will be removed from the nomination form. September 2014 - Interviews Conducted. Winners selected by the Selections Committe based on the filmed interview and from the Nomination Form. November 18, 2014 - Heroines of Washington Gala Presentation Night (Winners will be announced)

    Nominations Criteria & Process:

    * Women must exemplify superb volunteer service above and beyond their employment requirements in the following industries. Healthcare: Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Nurses, Medical office employees, Health Insurance, etc. Real Estate: Residential, Commercial, Construction, Design/Build, Architecture, etc. Professional Services: Accounting, Communications, Legal, Finance, Banking, Consulting, Marketing, Public Relations, Radio, Transportation, Associations, etc. Public Sector: Educators, Government employees, Teachers, Military, etc. Technology: Information Technology, STEM, Software Engineering, Computer Science, etc. * The initial review of all nominees by the Selections Committee will be blind and thus, the Selections Committee will not know the name of the individuals or the companies they work for. Please keep this in mind when completing this nomination form so that it is as comprehensive as possible. * All nominees will have the opportunity to review their nomination form once it has been received by the March of Dimes to include any additional information about their volunteerism and community service. * All nominees must be located in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington Co, Falls Church, City of Fairfax, Fairfax Co., Loudoun Co., Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William Co.), * Nominees must demonstrate achievement in spreading the mission and enhancing the success of the volunteer organizations with which she is involved. * Nominations should be based on the woman’s personal commitment to community service, not on volunteer work they participate in solely as a part of their job responsibilities or for their own professional development. * All nominees will be contacted and told if they have been selected as a finalist or not. * If selected as a finalist, nominee MUST be available for the filmed interview (two available dates in late September/early October). Video will be presented at the event. * All finalists must be available to attend the Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. * Nominees must be amenable to press coverage and other marketing efforts. Heroines will be selected based upon their leadership, impact, innovation and inspiration with the organizations in which she is involved by a committee comprised of former Heroines. Nominations are due by Friday, August 1, 2014. All items marked with an * must be completed

    Nomination Form:

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    If nominating someone else, please complete the questions below. Otherwise proceed to the next section.

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    Please send one digital photographic headshot of the nominee to Marissa Nihill at mnihill@marchofdimes.com (photo may be used in the event program and other promotional vehicles).