Women World Awards

14th Annual 2021 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards


Call for Entries! Women World Awards® celebrate the achievements of all women in business and the professions behind the year’s most outstanding initiatives. The Women World Awards are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. 

This annual awards program celebrates the individuals and teams who set industry benchmarks for excellence. 

All organizations private or public, corporations, nonprofits, associations, vendors and government organizations worldwide are eligible to enter. Categories for the Women World Awards have been updated to reflect the changing roles and responsibilities of women. 

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All entry submissions must be made online only. Supporting material is optional but recommended and can be submitted as website links or as attachments. 

First create an account so that you can edit and review your entry content any time. 

If you already have an account created then Start an Entry now. 

Important: If you do not have an login account then the first step would be to “Create a new account” using the above link. 

If you have any questions anytime, please use the online chat or send us an email at help @ womenworldawards.com

Awards Timeline

There are 4 deadlines and the fees increase after each deadline. 

  • March 6, 2020 | Early-Bird entry deadline
  • May 15, 2020 | Regular entry deadline
  • July 10, 2020 | Late entry deadline
  • October 16, 2020 | Last chance entry deadline
  • October 20, 2020 | Winners notified in 2020 Women World Awards 
  • November 2020 | Awards Ceremony – Winners will be presented and honored in a virtual ceremony
    • Judging from March 27 to October 18, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs

Are organizations/companies from any where in the world eligible to participate? 
Yes, companies from any where in the world can participate. Organizations/ companies do not need to have any office in San Francisco or USA to participate. 

Our company won in the past. Are we eligible to participate again this year? 
Yes, companies that won in the past are eligible to apply again this year. Most companies do participate again each year. 

Can we apply in the same category as previous year? 
Yes, applying in the same category is recommended. New entrants and a wider spectrum of judges determine the winners each year. So winners may be same or change in each category depending upon the scores. You may also submit nominations in more categories this time. 

Is there a fee to apply? Do all the categories have an entry fee? 
Your fees, sponsorships, and volunteering help fund the programs. This is a premier “Business Awards” program and involves specialized resources from all over the world. Most categories do have fees which increase with each deadline. There are some categories that have no fees. The earlier you submit your nominations, the more you can save on fees. 

Do we have to attend the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to win? 
Attendance is not a must to win. Attendance is however highly recommended for the benefit of finalists who have worked particularly hard to gain recognition and the prestigious award that they will be honored with during the ceremony. At the awards ceremony our team of photo and video professionals will work with the attendees to create content that can be promoted for several months after this event. This content will be made available complimentary to all the attendees after the event.

Can we submit nominations and volunteer as a judge too? 
Yes. However as a judge you will not be able to score your own nominations. 

How can we order additional copies of trophies, medallions, and plaques?
Any number of additional custom engraved trophies, medallions, or plaques can be ordered online for current or any of the previous years in which your organization won.

Category Groups

A. People | Female Individual Awards Categories Group

B. People | Excellence in Industry Woman of the Year Awards Categories Group

C1. Company | Company/Organization (Owned or Managed by Women) Awards Categories Group

C2. Company | Startup (Owned or Managed by Women) Awards Categories Group (NO FEE)

D. Product & Service | New Product, Service, Upgrade, and Innovation Awards Categories Group

E. Corporate | Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing Awards Categories Group

F. Creativity | Communications, & Collateral Awards Categories Group

G. Achievements | Corporate Achievement Awards Categories Group

H. Milestones | Corporate Milestone Awards Categories Group

I. COVID-19 Business Response Awards Categories Group (NO FEE)