HBSDealer’s Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply program brought industry leaders to Chicago in late 2021 to celebrate achievement and — more importantly — to provide networking opportunities and educational support to help advance the careers of women in the industry.
Here's what to do
Nominate Top Women candidates here. June 15 is the deadline for submissions.
Learn more about the Nov. 8-9 Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event here.
What qualifies an industry professional as a Top Woman award winner? The program recognizes two categories:
• Rising Stars
This award recognizes a talented professional with the potential to make a significant positive difference within her company and within the industry for years to come.
• Business Excellence
This award recognizes a leader who has demonstrated achievement, growth and success in the hardware and home improvement industry; embraced education and community service, and inspired others to follow a similar path.
The 2022 Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event will return to Chicago Nov. 8-9. Contact Amy Grant for more detailed information.
Additional thoughts on the Top Women program:
• Past honorees and other advisors strongly support the idea behind the phrase: “We’re all in this together.” Men as well as women are encouraged to participate in the Top Women nomination process, and both are encouraged to join us in Chicago for the live event.
• Fairness and equity are sound reasons to support efforts to increase the role of women in a male-dominated hardware and building supply industry. But another consideration drives HBSDealer’s commitment: diversity is good for business, good for organizations and good for the industry.
• And finally, supporting and encouraging women in the industry is a mission that lasts more than two days out of the year. HBSDealer strives to keep the movement alive in the pages of each issue of HBSDealer magazine, on the HBSDealer.com website and through a Top Women in Hardware Supply linkedin page.
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If you have a barrier-breaking story related to diversity or achievement, share it with us at [email protected].