Q: When is the Women Leaders in Consulting survey open?

A: We will be accepting nominations from late April through to mid-July. Winners will be highlighted following the black-tie gala dinner in November on consultingmag.com

Q: What is the Women Leaders in Consulting For?

A: It's Consulting Magazine's annual recognition of the Women Leaders in Consulting. Firms nominate their women leaders and each year Consulting chooses winners in the following seven categories: Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Client Service, Future Leader, Mentor of the Year, DEI Champion, ESG Champion and Lifetime Achievement.

Q: How are the Women Leaders in Consulting recognized?

A: Women Leaders in Consulting are recognized a few ways: One, with an editorial feature showcasing achievements of each honoree. Two, honorees are recognized at a celebratory in-person awards on November 14, 2024 and various package options are available to help publicize their success. three, highlighted on Consulting Magazine's LinkedIn page. 

Q: What does the editorial judging committee look for in a nomination?

A: Without getting into specifics, the committee is always impressed by measurable metrics and quantifiable results. Specifics are important. That means cost savings and revenue generation isn't nearly as memorable as generated $50 million in revenue for a client or saved the firm $10 million, for example.

Q: How strict are the word limits found in the nomination form?

A: Pretty strict, although slightly over is OK. However, the limits are there for a reason and going way over the limits won't help your nominee's chances. Be concise and to the point as much as possible. We typically get between 400 and 500 nominations.

Q: Is it for U.S.-based consultants only?

A: No, the Women Leaders in Consulting is global award and open to anybody who identifies as a woman. However, award winners are expected to attend the dinner in New York on Nov. 14.

Q: Are there any financial obligations?

A: Submitting entries is free of charge. If you are listed for an award, you would be expected to attend the award ceremony at a cost.

Q: What would be the best way for me to receive alerts and stay on top of the other awards from Consulting magazine?

A: Register online at consultingmag.com for FREE online access to the site, the digital edition of the magazine and our weekly newsletter.

Q: Are there limits to the number of nominees submitted by an individual firm?

A: Firms may submit multiple nominees. As there are a limited number of total awardee positions for each program, it should be noted that a single firm’s nominees MAY be measured directly against each other. Firms are limited to one winner per category, so submitting your best single nomination is the best strategy. Please NOTE: Because of limited winner slots across each award program, it is rare that a single firm may have more than two honorees in any single awards program.

Q: Can we nominate the same person from multiple accounts?

A: No, only one submission will be read per nominee.

Q: How can I make the most of being listed as an honoree? 

A: Should you or your firm be listed for an award, there is an expectation that a representative will attend the awards ceremony to accept a trophy as part of the proceedings.  Note that these events are pay to attend and various promotional packages are available.  We also encourage you to share your achievement on social media, be sure to tag Consulting Magazine on LinkedIn @consulting magazine and on Twitter @Consulting_Mag.

Q: May a nominee be submitted in multiple categories?

A: Yes. However, the submission MUST properly address and justify the nominee’s qualifications and substantiation for each specific category. Entries utilizing duplicated entry content across multiple categories can result in elimination.

Q: Does the number of submissions affect the nominee's scoring?

A: No. A single entry per nominee is all that is needed. Judging does not take into account the number or quantity of submissions.

Q: Are self-nominations allowed?

A: Yes. However, the awards are based on the candidate’s contributions and excellence in their field. This is most effectively substantiated when submitted with direct or tacit approval and support of the nominee’s firm. Therefore, in cases of ties and close calls during the evaluation process, the advantage may go to nominees submitted by colleagues or their firms.

Q: Are the “Questions to be answered by Nominee” used in the judging process?

A: No. However, those answers MAY be utilized when trying to glean additional information about a candidate in ties or close-call judging situations. So, it CAN make a difference.


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