Does your organization stand with women?
Executive Alliance’s Honor Roll Award for Women’s Representation is designed to recognize and celebrate companies that are creative and supportive in recruitment, development, support and advancement of women in the workplace and corporate boards. Each Honor Roll award organization has a unique opportunity to receive public recognition for workplace programs that promote equity, diversity and inclusion for women.
The Honor Roll award raises the bar for women’s representation in the C-Suite and board room. To recognize Executive Alliance’s 30th anniversary, Honor Roll companies must have AT LEAST 30% of their executive leadership AND 30% of their board of directors seats held by women.
Honor Roll criteria is broken down into five categories:
- Criteria 1: Commitment to women
As an organization, explain how you behave intentionally and communicate with your leadership team, employees, customers and stakeholders your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for all women.
- Criteria 2: Creating a path
Describe how those programs and initiatives have helped to mentor, empower, and advance opportunities for growth for women.
- Criteria 3: Leadership
Describe specific activities and processes your organization has to ensure women are included and supported in senior leadership roles. Provide supporting data.
- Criteria 4: C-Suite Representation
Provide the name and demographic information for all C-level employees. At least 30% of C-Suite employees must identify as women.
- Criteria 5: Board Representation
Provide the name and demographic information for all Board directors. At least 30% of directors must identify as women.
- Criteria 1: Commitment to women
Who can participate?
Executive Alliance’s Honor Roll award is open to all private companies and non-profits headquartered, or having a significant employee population within the State of Maryland. As part of Executive Alliance’s Annual Census Report of Women Board Directors in Maryland, Maryland’s publicly-traded companies will be assessed.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of three (3) years of in business
- Must have a Board of Directors or Trustees
- Must have programs and/or initiatives that support DEI for women.
- Organizations DO NOT need to be a member or partner with Executive Alliance to apply.
Candidates for the 2024 Honor Roll Award for Women’s Representation will be evaluated by a panel of judges from Executive Alliance. The decisions of the judges are final.
Entries are judged on an overall best score.
Applications for Honor Roll Awards can be submitted by the organization or those with access to the criteria data.
- Online applications open October 11, 2023
- The deadline for nominations is January 10, 2024
Judging will take place in January, with awards presented at the Honor Roll awards event in March 2024.
Why the Honor Roll?
Receiving Executive Alliance’s Honor Roll Award for Women’s Representation shows the community that your organization is committed to women’s leadership. It’s something you can use to distinguish yourself. It is a recruitment tool and provides businesses and consumers another reason to buy from you.
- Honor Roll award presentation by Executive Alliance at a cocktail celebration in March
- Inclusion in the Honor Roll awards publication, distributed to over 10K readers through The AFRO, The Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record.
- Recognition on executivealliance2024.mysites.io for your commitment to women’s leadership
- Inclusion in a press release announcing recipients
- Announcements on Executive Alliance’s social media channels
- Inclusion in various Executive Alliance promotional materials
- Use of the Honor Roll Award Recipient Seal
2023 Honor Roll Recipients
- First United Corporation
- Glen Burnie Bancorp
- Marriott International, Inc.
- PNC Bank
- RLJ Lodging Trust
- AFRO News
- BFG Financial Advisors
- Gordon Feinblatt
- Jovian Concepts
Colleges & Universities
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Carroll Community College
- Community College of Baltimore County
- McDaniel College
- Morgan State University
- Stevenson University
- Towson University
- University of Maryland, Baltimore
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Howard County General Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center
- MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
- University of Maryland Medical Center
- Associated Black Charities
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- Catholic Charities of Baltimore
- Enoch Pratt Free Library
- Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic
- Leadership Baltimore County
- Marian House
- Maryland Food Bank
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
- Planned Parenthood of Maryland
- The Arc Baltimore
- The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
- The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
- The Walters Art Museum
- The Y in Central Maryland
- United Way of Central Maryland