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Nominations Now Open! Linkage’s Women in Leadership Impact Award Recognizes Leaders Who Recommit to the Advancement of Women amid COVID-19

May 28, 2020 Katharine Panessidi

As we strive to meet the challenges of COVID-19, we cannot afford to lose the progress we have made to advance women leaders at all levels.

Women have been highly impacted by the economic and social changes from the spread of coronavirus, and crisis can push important priorities to the side. As we deal with uncertainty during this pandemic, a commitment to achieving gender parity has never been more critical.

Each year, Linkage presents the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award to a small group of leaders who are trailblazers in their commitment to the advancement of women leaders at their organization and in their communities. This year, as we review nominations for the award, we will also consider how leaders are recommitting to their work to advance women leaders at times of uncertainty and crisis.

Do you know a leader who has risen to the challenge of supporting, mentoring and advancing women leaders as we deal with COVID-19? Nominating a leader for Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award is an important way to show support and appreciation for those leaders who have gone above and beyond to serve as mentors and allies at a critical time for women.

Recipients of the award are:

  • Innovators and change-makers who are committed to developing and implementing new approaches to achieving gender parity within their organizations, and beyond.
  • Committed to advancing and supporting women leaders at all levels in meaningful ways.
  • Recognized as inspirational examples of what it takes to achieve results and make an impact.


Nominations for this award are now open, and I invite you to submit a nomination today. Share this opportunity with other leaders in your network. Remember, this is also an opportunity to advocate for yourself and promote your own achievements—you can submit a nomination on your own behalf.

Award recipients will be recognized at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute on November 9–12, 2020. Award recipients are awarded complimentary access to WIL Keynotes on our virtual platform, and will be featured in social promotions and in the Linkage Leadership Blog with 15,000 readers.

Together, we can all recommit to the advancement of women leaders at a critical time for our organizations, families and communities.

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Women in Leadership Institute

NOV. 13–16, 2023 | Orlando, Florida, or Virtual
A 4-day immersive learning experience designed to equip women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace.

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