On October 27, Central Exchange will proudly present the 9th Annual STEMMy Awards Gala Luncheon at Fiorella’s Event Space in Overland Park. Your nomination helps us recognize Kansas City business and civic leaders, students and educators, entrepreneurs and advocates who work together to increase gender diversity and who excel in their STEMM field.

View the categories below and nominate an outstanding woman (or 2!) in STEMM by June 17th!

Student Achiever

The Student Achiever STEMMy Award recognizes a female college student currently enrolled in a Kansas or Missouri college or university who has professional aspirations in a STEMM field. She has demonstrated academic achievements, shows exemplary student involvement in the campus/ community organizations and is a leader amongst her peers at her college or university.

WiSTEMM Educator

The WiSTEMM Educator STEMMy Award recognizes a full-time faculty member in a STEMM field. She is recognized by her institution/community as an Excellent Educator based upon student or faculty assessments and community accolades.

Enterprising Innovator

The Enterprising Innovator STEMMy Award recognizes a woman business owner in a STEMM field. She demonstrates exemplary leadership in her business by establishing a strong vision and achieving great success. She demonstrates industry excellence by influencing others in her STEMM field and is viewed as a key contributor in her industry.

Corporate HERO

The Corporate/Organization HERO STEMMy Award recognizes a company (large or small) or a non-profit that promotes women in STEMM. The company/non-profit is actively engaged in KC Metro STEMM related activities/organizations. The company/non-profit is highly supportive of women working in STEMM fields and provides benefits in the form of education, growth opportunities, flexibility and camaraderie.

Rising Trendsetter

The Rising Trendsetter Award recognizes a woman with less than 15-years of professional experience in a STEMM field and who has demonstrated significant achievement early in her career. She is an Influencer of women in STEMM, showing peer recognition and peer support. She is an emerging leader for women in STEMM and is involved in STEMM activities in her company and/or the community.

Groundbreaking Leadership

The Groundbreaking Leadership Award recognizes a woman in STEMM who has made significant contributions to the STEMM community throughout her 15+ year professional career. She is a champion of women in STEMM, promoting gender equity in leadership roles, supporting women entering or growing STEMM careers and celebrating achievements by women in STEMM. She is a 360-degree leader who casts a vision, sets and attains goals, learns from other leaders, mentors others, influences peers and propels innovation and change.

WiSTEMM Champion

The WiSTEMM Champion Award recognizes a leader working in a STEMM field/organization or in association with a STEMM field/organization. They are bridge builders who cast a vision for gender equality and act on that vision. They advocate for women in STEMM, supporting them as they enter or grow in their STEMM and diversity careers and promote them in their workplace or in the community.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a Woman in STEMM
for the 9th annual STEMMy Awards!

The nomination form will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on how much you write about your nominee. We suggest writing 1-3 sentences for each question, unless you need more to explain. Because the form cannot be saved as you go, we do recommend drafting your answers for the Questionnaire in a Word document and pasting each answer into the form fields below before submitting.

This is a conditional form and the questions in the ‘QUESTIONNAIRE’ tab won’t appear until you select which award you are nominating. Download this pdf to see all of the questions ahead of time.

Please note that self-nominations are allowed, and if you nominated a woman in the past who did not win, you can nominate her/they again!

Submit your nominations by MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022.  Your nominee will be contacted to fill out their own survey following submission of this form. Winners will be announced the end of July.