Is there a fee to nominate candidates for the Cinderella to CEO Awards?
There is no fee to nominate candidates!
How are the finalists and winners selected?
- Her story elevates others and supports the success of women
- Her story can be verified by the Cinderella CEO administrative team
Who can enter?
To qualify candidates must have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas:
• Developed and/or implemented an innovative idea, sparking dramatic, positive results.
• Displayed exceptional bravery by overcoming an extraordinary hurdle or barrier to achieve a challenging goal.
• Performed an outstanding, ethical act, bringing positive recognition to another individual, community or organization.
• Exhibited outstanding and inspirational leadership that dramatically supported others, ultimately improving employee morale and team spirit.
• Introduced a innovative concept, idea, policy that approached a problem in a unique way.
• Improved access and promoted equity by extending services to vulnerable populations, particularly through mechanisms that amplify social inclusion.
What are the deadlines and important dates?
Winter, 2018: Launch Events & Nominations Open
Spring, 2019: Finalists Named
Summer,Fall 2019: Winners Announced, Awards Ceremony
What are the award categories?
Each award is based upon a classic fairy tale story and champions a specific category of accomplishment.
The Award Categories Include:
The Cinderella to CEO Award
The winner has instituted a remarkable transformation of her work life, home life, or community, exhibiting self-awareness, self-discipline and mentoring of others
Snow White Award
The winner introduced a uniquely "magical" concept, innovative idea or policy. She approached a problem by uniting hearts and minds in an innovative manner, building rapport & camaraderie with others.
The winner utilized her speaking or writing voice to spark an innovative, positive result, advocating for others and building alliances.
Little Red Riding Hood Award
The winner displayed exceptional bravery in overcoming an extraordinary hurdle to achieve a difficult goal. Has an exceptional abilitity to avoid distractions, prioritize and inspire others.
The winner performed an outstanding, ethical act that brought positive results to another individual, community or organization. She acts with purpose, takes initiative and exhibits healthy loyalties to her work and family.
Beauty & the Beast Award
The winner demonstrated outstanding and inspirational leadership that dramatically supported others by recognizing opportunities and providing solutions for gender equity.
Sleeping Beauty Award
The winner improved access, promoted equity by extending services to vulnerable populations particularly through mechanisms that promote social inclusion. She is inclusive, manages differences and builds unity.
Swim with the Swans Award
The winner is a visionary that has developed a product or a system that has fundamentally improved the environment by disrupting the status quo in a positive way. She Identified a problem, focused on her research and achieved a beautiful solution for the environment
Climbing the Beanstalk Award
The winner has cultivated an innovative improvement to the workplace to create inroads for women to achieve career goals and enhanced work-life balance opportunities for all genders.
Hansel & Gretel Teamwork Award
The winners used extraordinary foresight and vision to blaze a new path and navigate tenuous circumstance. This category is open to multiple individuals working as a team. This team created extraordinary change that no one thought possible. The leaders' solution required group think and collaboration.