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Welcome to our annual Women of Note feature. This special editorial feature recognizes women who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Northeast Ohio and have made a difference through their work, volunteer efforts and personal goals. Their dedication and achievements enrich our region and its people. We are welcoming nominations to help us determine those recognized in the 2024 Women of Note special feature.

The deadline to nominate an individual for Women of Note is March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Ready to submit your application? Start here.

Important criteria for consideration: 

  • Nominees must be based (work) in Northeast Ohio
  • Nominees must not be a previous recipient of Crain’s Women of Note award.
  • Nomination should showcase career professional achievements and civic engagement.
  • Please provide detail as available (performance metrics, awards received and/or press)
  • Please highlight involvement in any of the following: community and/or philanthropic activities, mentoring programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives

Ready to submit your nomination? Start here

How to nominate: 

  • To get started, click the application link and sign into your account. If you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one before you can proceed with the nomination form. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox web browsers to complete your application. 
  • To submit someone for consideration, there is a nomination fee of $25, which must be paid before the nomination can be formally submitted. The nomination fee ensures that your nominee will be considered for inclusion in the final published story; it does not ensure your nominee will automatically be included.

Honoree notification: Women of Note honorees will be notified by phone or email no later than 5 weeks before publication day. Please note that we do not notify all applicants, only those we have chosen to include.

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Contact us: To address technical issues with the submission form or payment process, please contact our customer service department at customerservice@crainscleveland.com 


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