New member recognition program to be presented at Shop!X Annual Meeting
Shop! is proud to announce the launch of a new member award recognizing the contributions of women in our industry. The Shop! Women of Distinction Award celebrates the success and achievements of women working within retail environments. It honors women who have truly excelled, not only in their professional lives, but also as leaders and role models to other women within the industry.
“This award is an important part of fulfilling the Shop! Women’s League mission of empowering and educating women in our industry,” says June Dutka, chair of the Women’s League committee and manager of Strategic Marketing at Packaging Corporation of America. “As more women take on leadership roles within in-store merchandising and retail environments supplier businesses, we want to be there to recognize their outstanding efforts to further the industry and mentor other women.”
As more women take on leadership roles within in-store merchandising and retail environments supplier businesses, we want to be there to recognize their outstanding efforts.—Dutka
The Shop! Women’s League executive committee developed the criteria for the program, which will recognize up to five women during the Night of Honors dinner at the Shop!X Annual Meeting, Nov. 9, in San Antonio. Nominees may come from any sector of the industry, but to qualify:
- must have worked in retail environments industry for a minimum of five years
- must currently be employed by a Shop! Association member company
The selection committee will comprise Women’s League Executive Committee members and representatives from Shop! leadership.
“Shop! is honored to launch the Women of Distinction Award at our association meeting, where almost 200 members and industry professionals from around the globe gather annually,” says Steve Weiss, CEO of Shop!. “The celebration will be held during our annual Night of Honors, where we recognize long-time members who have focused their careers on building our industry, both as successful business professionals and ardent volunteers.”
Shop! is accepting nominations through Oct. 1, 2017. More information is available at shopassociation.org/womens-league.
The awards will be presented at the Shop!X Annual Meeting. Learn more or register to attend.
The 2017 awards will be presented by the Shop! Women’s League, with support from its sponsor, Packaging Corporation of America.