Recognizing organizations and individuals who are mentoring Women Forward

The Bpeace Women Forward Awards are the first and only cross-industry initiative to celebrate the trailblazers who are leading change and providing the mentorship to enable women to thrive in the workplace.

When a woman’s potential is championed, a whole society moves forward. The Bpeace Women Forward Awards spotlight innovative companies and inspiring individuals who are seeding the future by mentoring women business leaders.

On March 10, we announced 19 finalists in the Outstanding Workplace, Next Generation Workplace, Business Cultural Transformation, Financial Catalyst and Industry Leadership categories and they have advanced to the final stage of judging for the Bpeace 2020 Women Forward Awards. See full list here.

There are 32 Mentors of Distinction and Lifetime Impact finalists who have advanced to the final stage of judging for the Bpeace 2020 Women Forward Awards. See full list here.

Gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced in April 2020, will have their stories published in the “Mentoring Women Forward 2020 Playbook,” and will gather on June 4, 2020, at the Yale Club in New York City at an Awards Breakfast to celebrate mentoring excellence. Proceeds from the breakfast will support Bpeace’s international mentoring and advisory programs for businesswomen in conflict-affected communities.

LAST YEAR’S 2019 CELEBRATION AT THE CORNELL CLUB IN NYC

Meet the 2020 Judges

Ji Son Choi

Ji Son Choi

Partner Solutions Director

Worth

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

CEO

Skillshare

April N. Gozza

April N. Gozza

Executive Director

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill

Dr. Rebecca Mark

Dr. Rebecca Mark

Director

Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership

Kathryn Reed

Kathryn Reed

Chair of the Board of Directors

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Senior Managing Director

AllianceBernstein

Karen Vander Linde

Karen Vander Linde

Executive Mentor

Merryck & Co.

2020 Winners Will Be Published in the Updated "Mentoring Women Forward" Playbook

Meet the organizations and individuals seeding the future by mentoring women forward. Stories and first-person accounts from AllianceBernstein, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Financial Times, Skillshare, ZS Associates, Omnicom and executives from Madison Avenue, Wall Street, banking, executive search, food services and professional women’s networks describe how organizations and their people have realigned business strategy, changed corporate culture or simply followed personal instincts.

This playbook is straight from the front lines of how to do the right thing and the smart thing. It covers not only what people can and should do to open more doors for women and girls, but what people are doing and the results. The book was compiled from interviews with the winners of the 2019 Bpeace Women Forward Awards, a nationwide competition sponsored by the 5-star nonprofit, the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace).

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