Nominations are now closed for the 2016 WIC Awards and there is a very specific selection criterion that those nominated must meet, in order to be in the running to win an award.
Leadership and innovation are at the top of the list for qualities that are highly desired by the Women in Convenience award judging panel.
Other selection criteria include the following:
- Measurable impact as a result of their actions
- Contribution to the broader convenience channel
- Inspirational for other women in convenience
- Degree of difficulty of achievements
The awards which were established as an extension of the AACS WIC program include the categories of; Woman of the year, Rising Star and Store Operator of the year.
To be eligible to win an award, nominees must have worked for a supplier, retailer or wholesaler directly serving the convenience industry at the time of the nomination.
The three categories are defined by the following:
Woman of the Year – Retailer, Supplier or Wholesaler who have had a significant impact on the success of their direct business as well as a significant impact to the industry as a whole. These nominees will have steered their companies into new markets, new opportunities and have delivered a strong measurable impact.
Rising Star – Retailer, Supplier or Wholesaler from a non-management level that is making an impact to their company and industry at the early stages of their career. These nominees will be making a positive impact across their business through innovation or creativity in their approach. They will demonstrate challenge to the status quo and be recognised for the changes they have influenced or implemented.
Store Operator of the Year – Women owners or operators who are making a significant contribution at the front line of the industry. In recognition of the efforts they are making to create a store environment for shoppers that upholds the highest standards of the industry. The nominees will display dedication to exceptional customer service, employee development and will have exceeded business performance goals.
All winners will receive recognition in the October/November C&I magazine, a double pass to the AACS annual summit and gala dinner and a $500 voucher to Business Chicks to be used at any of their industry events throughout the year.
The awards will be announced at the AACS Gala and Awards night, tickets for the event can be purchased here.