Nominations for the Women To Watch award are submitted by independent third parties and not by the nominee. Nominees must meet a set of specific criteria. The selection process is overseen and administered by the Women to Watch nomination committee of InvestmentNews, a financial services industry publication. Nominees do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of awardees. Once the selection process is completed and announced, awardees may at that time, purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products, payable to Investment News. Professionals from all sides of the financial advisory industry, including registered investment advisers, registered representatives, financial planners, brokers, insurance agents, certified public accountants, bank trust officers, firm executives and those working for industry organizations are reviewed by the InvestmentNews nomination committee.
InvestmentNews will determine nominees’ eligibility for the Women to Watch list based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated success and leadership in the financial advisory industry
- Proven ability or power to effect change in the industry
- Exhibited willingness to share her expertise with others in the field, including by serving as a mentor or role model to other female professionals in the industry and speaking at industry events
- Has given back to her community through such activities as sitting on boards, volunteering and donating time to help investors