2022 STEP Ahead Awards

Nominations for the 2022 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards will open August 1 through October 8, 2021.

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Recognizing Women in Science, Technology and Engineering

The 10th annual STEP Ahead Awards will recognize women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards gives women across the country a platform to showcase the incredible opportunities the industry has to offer, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product, or testing innovations on the shop floor.

In 2022, the Institute will recognize 100 women and 30 Emerging Leaders, a category to honor women under the age of 30 who have achieved unique accomplishments at the start of their careers.

Nominations Open August 1

Important Nomination Information

  • A maximum of 10 applications may be submitted by a single company.
  • Companies are encouraged to have 1 point of contact for nominations.
    • See best practices within the Nominations Guide for strategies to streamline internal processes.