Do you know or work with somebody who is a leader? Someone who recognizes the value of women in the workplace, and encourages women to move forward? Someone who makes a difference in the lives of others every day? If the answer is yes, the Montana ICCW (Interagency Committee for Change by Women) wants you to nominate that individual for a 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award. Nominations are open now through April 13, 2016.
The Excellence in Leadership awards, once known as the "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards" are given each year in three categories: State Government (service in executive, legislative or judicial branches,) Public Sector (local, nonprofit, tribal or federal governments) and the Private Sector (business, entrepreneur, executive management or other areas.) The ICCW seeks to honor individuals for exemplary leadership or for outstanding efforts to assist women to excel in the workplace.
To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination packet posted online at: http://hr.mt.gov/iccw. The nominations must include a completed nomination form, a nominee description (outlined in the packet,) a biography or resume of the nominee, a letter of endorsement and any supporting materials to enhance the nomination. The postmark deadline for submissions is April 8, 2016 and the electronic submission (email or fax) deadline is April 13, 2016.
The award recipients will be chosen by a selection panel. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony in Helena at the State Capitol on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM.
ICCW, established by Executive Order of the Governor in 1976, creates positive change for all state employees by promoting the full participation of women in state government. These awards are a part of the organization’s ongoing mission, which also includes such other events as Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, participation in the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force and numerous other volunteer and civic activities.
For pictures and information on past ELA ceremonies, please visit the ICCW Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/montanaICCW.
For more information, contact:
Kelly Sherman, Co-Chair ELA
Fish Wildlife and Parks, HR