THE CAROLYN M. SPARKS FOUNDER’S AWARD
The Nevada International Women’s Forum (NVIWF) is proud to sponsor two outstanding mid-career women to attend The World Leadership Conference in North America. The conference is conducted annually by the International Women’s Forum, which draws women from more than 50 countries. They are the world’s leading architects, advocates, catalysts, and pioneers of change – women who are re-drawing the map for the way we’ll live, work, produce, and maintain healthy communities in the coming years. As our global economies restructure and reshape business, politics, environments, access and opportunity, IWF’s cutting–edge conferences harness those “must-have” conversations in order to educate, inform and inspire our women leaders and our partners about the change that is needed.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
IWF Nevada intends to sponsor one woman who is a senior manager in a larger enterprise, either public or non-profit, and one woman who is an entrepreneur business owner or leader in a smaller non-profit organization. See the criteria below.
WHAT DO AWARD RECIPIENTS RECEIVE:
All travel and meeting expenses associated with the International Forum's World Leadership Conference will be paid for by NVIWF as part of our sponsorship.
The time commitment expected includes the actual World Leadership Conference dates, travel time prior to and after the conference, a pre-conference meeting to meet NVIWF members, and a post-World Leadership Conference meeting (date TBD) for award recipients to present on their conference experiences.
AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA
NVIWF is seeking outstanding women applicants as evidenced & measured by most or all the following:
Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2023 through midnight April 30, 2023. Applications that are not complete as of midnight April 30, 2023 will not be considered.
The online application form includes uploads in PDF format of the following:
NOTE: Please write your personal essay prior to beginning the online application form, as the essay will need to be uploaded or copy/pasted into the online system. Limit the essay to 1000 words in length.
A. PERSONAL ESSAY
Please incorporate answers to the following items into your personal essay (in any order). Ensure the essay is narrative and not a set of separate answers to individual questions.
Letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application from:
C. SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT
Signed letter of intent (you can download the template here) – scan and upload in PDF format
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCESS
Candidates must submit all required components of this application to the Nevada International Women’s Forum. The submittal deadline is April 30, 2023. Everything must be submitted via the online form. You may return to the multipage application as often as necessary to complete it.
Candidates will be notified in early June if they are selected for a zoom interview that will be conducted in late June. In early July, NVIWF will select award recipients and notify all applicants.
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Nevada IWF is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.