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Nominations are now open for Crain’s Cleveland Business 2023 Women of Note. This is a special editorial feature within Crain’s June 19 print issue and online that will recognize 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.


The deadline to nominate an individual for this feature is Monday, March 13, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


To nominate: Nominations are only accepted via our website. Click this link to begin: NOMINATE A CANDIDATE 

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Nomination forms must be completed and submitted by March 13 to be considered. All required sections of the form must be completed for consideration. Please note incomplete answers may result in disqualification. Self-nominations are accepted. There is no fee to nominate.

Do not submit information you consider to be confidential.

Honoree profiles will not be provided for review before the section publishes.


  • 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

Curious what we’re looking for? Check out last year’s class. View past award recipients

Have questions about the program? Please reference the FAQ page.


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Diversity will be taken into consideration when selecting honorees, including as it relates to the businesses and industries represented, as well as geography, age, race, culture, gender and experience.