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Submit a Wnet Award Nomination

Submission Guidelines:

You may nominate yourself or a colleague

Nominations must include one to two paragraphs describing how the nominee has stood out during the past year in the nomination category. Be sure to include concrete examples of accomplishments

Submit only one nomination per category

Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Wnet Awards. Please stay tuned for an announcement when nominations open for the 2020 Awards. 


2019 Awards Categories:

Individual Diversity Champion Award

The Diversity Champion Award is presented to an individual, from a Wnet Corporate Sponsor, who has exemplified the spirit of diversity through contributions to her organization in the last year. This individual demonstrated leadership in expanding opportunities for women and advances diversity initiatives within her company.


  • She is a Wnet member and her company is a Wnet sponsor
  • She actively participates in her company’s leadership development programs
  • She has been active in advocating and expanding opportunities for other women in her company
  • She has supported diversity initiatives within her company


Lean in to Lead Award

The Lean in to Lead Award is given to a Wnet member who has significantly stepped forward to take a leadership role to add ideas, expertise and support that directly supports one of Wnet’s strategic objectives.


  • She is a Wnet member for more than one year
  • She serves on at least one Wnet committee and is present for at least 90% of committee calls
  • She attends at least one Wnet event during the year
  • She has stepped up to offer her expertise, going beyond the call of duty to provide support to other committee members and the Wnet staff and Board of Directors
  • She provides support with more than one of these strategic areas of Wnet member value: education events, networking events, mentoring, marketing/social media support, and website design/maintenance


Making Waves Award

The Making Waves Award is given to a Wnet member who has made an impact on the industry and demonstrates a commitment to furthering Wnet’s mission by exemplifying outstanding leadership and encouragement to other Wnet members.


  • Wnet member for more than one year
  • Active participation in Wnet events
  • Showcases leadership skills in her career and as an active Wnet member
  • Has made an impact in the payments industry through speaking at events, participating on industry boards, etc.


Emerging Trendsetter Award

The Emerging Trendsetter Award celebrates a woman 40 years or younger who has a bright future in the payments industry. This individual showcases her commitment and energy to improving the industry.


  • She is a Wnet member
  • She is 40 years old or younger
  • She demonstrates strong leadership potential
  • She has significantly contributed to industry improvements


The Game Changer Award

The Game Changer Award is given to a Wnet member who has, through strategic thinking, audacious goal-setting, outstanding leadership, commitment to implementation, and attention to the details…..moves mountains and doesn’t take “no” for an answer. In so doing, she moves Wnet forward to stand on new ground toward the realization of our mission and vision.


  • Actively serves on the Wnet Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and/or a Committee leadership team
  • Strategically and tactically champions for least one initiative that supports Wnet’s mission
  • Leads efforts that significantly move Wnet forward to new levels of service to members, sponsors and the industry as a whole
  • Expands Wnet’s resources, both financial and relational
  • Represents Wnet at industry events and with the media
  • Works closely with other Wnet leaders and staff to ensure goals are set and met


Advocate Award

The Advocate Award is presented to an Advocate Member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to gender diversity through his participation in Wnet. This individual is a leader who exemplifies the mission of Wnet by advocating for women in the industry.


  • He is a Wnet member
  • He has been active in advocating and expanding opportunities for women
  • He actively participates in the Wnet Advocate Committee or another Wnet volunteer position