WoW Awards

The 2024 Top 500 Women of Work Awards celebrate extraordinary people who excel in their fields and uplift women in the extended workforce.

*For every vote received, GraceMark Solutions will donate $1.00 to a ‘Women in Need’ Charity chosen by the final nominees.

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Keep Voting! Gracemark will donate $1 for each unique vote. Up to $10,000. Check back to see our progress!

Keep Voting! Gracemark will donate $1 for each unique vote. Up to $10,000! Check back to see our progress!

Top 500+ nominee list

Congratulations to all of our candidates nominated for the inaugural WoW Awards!

Use Control-F to search; Nominees are listed alphabetically by Last Name; Contact Hector with edits

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  • Any one can vote for a listed nominee
  • Any one can vote for a single candidate for multiple awards
  • There are 9 awards for women and 1 award for a man
  • The Ultimate WoW Award is voted on during Gala on Nov 7 from the 9 female winners
  • Only one vote per person per award (i.e., one person cannot vote for a nominee for the same award multiple times)
  • First round voting for the Top 10 in each Award Category opens Tue, June 18 @ 9:00 AM ET and closes Wed July 31 @ 11:59 PM ET
  • Once First Round of Voting is complete, the individuals with the most votes in each category will be “The Top 10” and will be published here on Aug 5, 2024 (90 women and 10 men)
  • Final voting opens 9:00 AM ET Aug 6, 2024 and ends at 11:59 PM ET Sept 30, 2024
  • During Final voting anyone may vote for his/her top one candidate in each of the 10 categories
  • The Top 10 Finalists and Award Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Nov 7, 2024. You must be present to win and be mentioned as a finalist
  • A Finalist may only appear on one Top 10 List. Each finalist will be unique.
  • The Winners of each of the 9 Women Awards will then become FINALISTS for the Ultimate Woman of Work Award
  • During the Awards Gala on Nov 7, 2024, each of the 9 winners will be brought up on stage to make her “final campaign pitch” as to why SHE should be awarded the Ultimate Woman of Work Award
  • There will be a LIVE VOTE during the event – via TEXT messaging – and the Ultimate Woman of work will be chosen out of the 9 winners of the female awards by the Full Audience in Attendance of the event.

2024 Top 500 Women of Work Award Nomination Process

nomination criteria


Demonstrate exceptional achievement in their field.


Actively uplift and support women in the extended workforce.


Exhibit leadership, innovation, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

WoW Awards

These remarkable individuals will be honored at the upcoming Women of Work (WoW) Gala on November 7, 2024 in Minneapolis. Don't miss this chance to celebrate their achievements and impact in uplifting women in the extended workforce.

Innovator of the Year

Awarded to a woman who has introduced groundbreaking technology or processes to the contingent workforce industry, demonstrating exceptional innovation and impact.

  • Coming soon

Leadership Excellence Award

Recognizes a woman who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities and has made significant contributions to her organization or the contingent labor ecosystem at large.

  • Coming soon

Rising Star

Given to an emerging female leader in the contingent workforce ecosystem who shows tremendous potential for future success and influence.

  • Coming soon

Diversity & Inclusion Champion

Honors a woman who has made notable efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the contingent workforce ecosystem.

  • Coming soon

Community Impact Award

Awarded to a woman whose efforts have substantially benefited the contingent workforce community, whether through advocacy, education, or service initiatives.

  • Coming soon

Trailblazer Award

Presented to a woman who has paved new paths in the contingent workforce industry through innovative approaches and significant contributions.

  • Coming soon

Mompreneur Marvel Award

This award honors exceptional working mothers who excel in balancing career success and family life with grace and determination.

  • Coming soon

Pioneer Entrepreneur Award

Celebrates a female entrepreneur who thrives in the contingent workforce, striking a perfect balance between her professional endeavors and life outside work. This award honors her for launching or significantly expanding a business that stands as a paragon of innovation and diversity, while also showcasing her commitment to promoting well-being and work-life harmony.

  • Coming soon

Mentorship Impact Award

Celebrates an individual's commitment to guiding young women. This award honors women who have made significant efforts in mentoring, offering not only their wisdom and support but actively creating growth and learning opportunities. Their contributions have been instrumental in nurturing a new generation of female leaders, providing them with the tools they need to flourish.

  • Coming soon

HeForShe Advocacy Award - FOR A MAN

Recognizes a man who has demonstrated active and unwavering support for women in the contingent labor industry. This individual goes above and beyond to advocate for gender equality, creating spaces for women to succeed and leading initiatives that uplift and empower female professionals. His efforts challenge norms, inspire change, and significantly contribute to building a more inclusive and supportive workforce ecosystem.

  • Coming soon

Ultimate Woman of Work Award

*This award will be voted on LIVE at the Nov 7 Gala; the candidates will be the 9 Winners of the Female WoW Awards.* The Ultimate Woman of Work Award represents the pinnacle of recognition within the contingent workforce space, celebrating a woman who epitomizes excellence across the board. This prestigious award is bestowed upon an individual who has not only achieved remarkable milestones in her career but has also significantly influenced the realms of diversity, innovation, and mentorship. The recipient of this award is someone who seamlessly blends professional prowess with a profound commitment to uplifting others, making substantial contributions that foster a more inclusive, innovative, and supportive industry landscape. Her personal and career achievements serve as beacons of inspiration, showcasing what can be accomplished with talent, determination, and a passion for paving the way for future generations. This award honors her holistic impact, acknowledging her indelible mark on the industry and the positive change she embodies and drives forward.›

WoW: Women of Work


April 1 – June 10, 2024


The nomination form is officially published and anyone can nominate one or more people who meet the criteria of achievement, uplifting women and is committed to diversity and inclusion.

June 17, 2024

The Top 500+ Women of Work list will be officially published. The list will be made available on our website and social media channels.

June 18 – July 31, 2024

The public will have the opportunity to vote across the 10 award categories. Each voter can vote as many times as they wish in as many categories as desired.

August 5, 2024

After the voting period closes, the votes will be tallied, and the top 10 finalists for each award category will be identified. These finalists will be announced and highlighted on our platforms.


August 6 – 30, 2024

The final voting round will commence, allowing the public to vote for their favorite finalists in each category. This round will determine the ultimate winners of the 10 awards.

November 7, 2024

The winners of the 2024 Top 500 Women of Work Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the VISION+WoW Conference and Gala on November 7th  at The Depot Minneapolis. We will also do a LIVE vote for the Ultimate WoW Award from the 9 Winners. All winners will be given awards plus celebrated across our social media channels and website.

When nominating someone, consider their influence on promoting diversity, innovation, and mentorship as well as their career and personal achievements.
jeannine parise
Founder of ClubVMSA + WoW

Benefits of Being Nominated


Build trust & credibility and showcase your achievements


Elevate your profile among clients, peers and partners

Free tickets

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Table Discounts

Share your good fortune with 9 clients and colleagues


Your vote counts in more ways than one.  For every vote received, GraceMark Solutions will donate $1.00 to a ‘Women in Need’ Charity chosen by the final nominees.

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