Each award is based upon a classic fairy tale story and champions a category of accomplishment. Up to three semi-finalists will be named in each of the nine fairy tale categories. Judges will choose nine finalists, who are then eligible to win the grand prize, Cinderella to CEO™ Award.

The Awards

Solved a problem by uniting hearts and minds in an innovative way.

Snow White Award

Solved a business problem or created a business opportunity by uniting hearts and minds in an innovative way.

Red Riding Hood Award

Nominated for her ability to produce under pressure.

Rapunzel Award

Utilized her voice to uplift others.

Solved a problem by uniting hearts and minds in an innovative way.

Beauty and the Beast Award

Transformed a seemingly hopeless situation into a beautiful opportunity.

Thumbelina Award

The winner performed an outstanding, ethical act, bringing positive results to an individual, community or organization.

Sleeping Beauty Award

Improved access to services that improved social and economic opportunities in an innovative way for vulnerable population or group(s).

Solved a problem by uniting hearts and minds in an innovative way.

Swim with the Swans Award

Developed a product or a system that has fundamentally improved the environment by disrupting the status quo in a positive way.

Climbing the Beanstalk Award

Cultivated an innovative business model or system that improved the workplace by enhancing work-life balance opportunities.

Hansel & Gretel Teamwork Award

The team used extraordinary foresight and vision to blaze a new path and navigate tenuous circumstances. This category is open to multiple individuals working as a team.

Grand Prize: Cinderella CEO Award

The grand prize winner "never gives up," and has instituted a remarkable transformation of her own life, a community or a business.

"I'm living a fairy tale, but not the one I expected. Like many women, my life didn't turn out to be the storybook I pictured as a girl. But I still believe in fairy tales!"

~ Cary Broussard

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