For the past few years, I've been invited via email to be a preliminary judge in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business...aka: the Oscars for Business.
I typically skip over such emails - but this year, decided to accept the invitation and apply to be a judge. Within a few minutes, I was sent all the info I needed to start judging entries.
What fun!!! I've been having a blast reading and ranking the nominations -- and learning first hand about all the great things that women are doing in the business world. Thus far, all of the entries I've read are well written and truthfully, all are fascinating (and I think that's all I can say!) The preliminary judging ends this week, and finalists will be announced on October 15th.
The awards program recognizes women in business in dozens of categories -- for both individuals and companies. Keep your eye out on the Stevies' website for info on the final award recipients to be announced in November. This is a program to become familiar with and consider submitting nominations 2008.
And if you ever are invited to participate to be a judge for a program like this - seize the opportunity! You'll find that the minimal effort that judging takes, pays you back with tons of inspiration and learnings about the great things that women around the world are doing everyday!