Women to Watch

Women to Watch Nomination Process

How do we at BRAVA decide which amazing women in the community become Women to Watch?

First off, all of the candidates we consider come to us via a nomination process (see below), in which community members around Dane County nominate women they believe have agendas, whether personal or professional or both, that will have a major impact in the community in the year to come.

It’s key to remember that nominees need to have concrete plans to accomplish goals in the upcoming year. Their past accomplishments help provide us a rounded profile of each nominee, but it’s really what they’ve got coming up that counts. That’s why we want to watch them!

We strive to be inclusive in our selection process and we encourage you and yours to nominate women from any and all backgrounds for this honor. You can nominate as many women as you like, and you can nominate yourself.

After we receive all the nominations, our BRAVA selection committee meets to apply our strict set of criteria to each candidate to make our initial selections. Each candidate is considered based on the same criteria, which, among other things, include community impact, uniqueness and whether the nominee overcame obstacles to accomplish her goals.

After that, we reach out to our semi-finalists for some additional information, always with an eye toward what concrete goals they have in the year to come that will make our community a better place in any number of ways. After selecting our finalists, we profile each woman in our January edition, and hold a special party where friends, family and the community are invited to join in celebrating them.

Nominations for the 2020 Women to Watch have now closed. See below for details on the 2020 Soiree!

Women to Watch 2020 Soiree

Save the date: the 2020 Soiree will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the DreamBank in Madison.

Stay tuned for details!