When we decided to launch our Women Leaders in Consulting awards last year, I think it’s safe to say we weren’t really sure how it would be received.
When we decided to launch our Women Leaders in Consulting awards last year, I think it’s safe to say we weren’t really sure how it would be received. We knew that for far too long women in consulting had been overlooked, and we always suspected their impact on the industry was far greater than what they had been given credit for. In our own small way, we had hoped by shining a light on last year’s women leaders, we might be able to inspire a few more women in the profession to stand up and give the industry the opportunity to recognize them for their efforts.
And stand up they did. For this year’s Women Leaders in Consulting awards, we received nearly 250 nominations. Based on the previous year, we were hoping for about 100. Reading through all those nominations was not easy, but it was inspiring. To see nomination after nomination penned by CEOs, co-workers, clients and even family members extolling the virtues of women consultants was rewarding, to say the least. While we always thought women consultants were accomplishing great things, it was affirming to see those achievements in black and white.