CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO

ITSMF Technology Leaders Awards (2022)

Accepting Nominations: Nov 4, 2021 – Dec 3, 2021

For 25 years, ITSMF has remained the premier national organization dedicated exclusively to cultivating executive talent among Black technology professionals. ITSMF increases the representation of Black professionals at senior levels in technology, to impact organizational innovation and growth. We do this by developing and nurturing these dynamic leaders through enrichment of the mind, body and soul.

In support of our mission, ITSMF is pleased to announce the launch of The ITSMF Technology Leaders Awards. We invite you to nominate the best and brightest in the technology industry to be considered as a 2022 awardee.


Nomination Criteria / Eligibility

  • The nominee must be aware of your nomination
  • Anyone in the community may nominate deserving technology executives and entrepreneurs. There is no limit to the number of nominations you may submit
  • All nominees should also demonstrate outstanding community service, impact and promote diversity within their organizations in alignment with ITSMF’s mission and goals.
  • Nominee must be Black (African/Afro-descent or origin)
  • Nominee must currently reside in the U.S. and have either U.S.-based or Global responsibility.


CATEGORIES

Technology Executive of the Year (C-Suite executives only) nominees must be the highest-ranking Technology/Digital Executive of a company who is also a thought leader or influencer. Nominee must demonstrate outstanding community service, impact and promote diversity within their organizations in alignment with ITSMF’s mission and goals.

Technology Executive of the Year – Global
(Leader of a Fortune 100 company with reach beyond the U.S. and U.S. territories)

Technology Executive of the Year – Enterprise/Corporate
    (Leader of a Fortune 1000 company with local or global reach)

Technology Executive of the Year – Education
    (Leader of an accredited U.S. based secondary institution, college or university)

Technology Executive of the Year – Nonprofit/Public Sector
    (Leader of government institution or other not-for-profit organization generating at minimum $1M in revenue)

Technology Executive of the Year – SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)
    (Leader of a business with 100 or fewer employees (small), or 100-999 employees (medium-sized)

Entrepreneur of the Year ($1Million – $5 Million)(C-Suite executives only) nominees must be the Founder/Owner of a technology product or services company with $1M – $5 M in annual revenue who is also a thought leader or influencer. Nominee must demonstrate outstanding community service, impact and promote diversity within their organizations in alignment with ITSMF’s mission and goals.

Entrepreneur of the Year (More than $5 Million)(C-Suite executives only) nominees must be the Founder/Owner of a technology product or services company with more than $5M in annual revenue who is also a thought leader or influencer. Nominee must demonstrate outstanding community service, impact and promote diversity within their organizations in alignment with ITSMF’s mission and goals.

Technology Leader on the Rise – (non C-Suite executives) nominees are Technology/Digital Executives one or two levels from the C-Suite (i.e. Director, VP or VP-equivalent) who is also a thought leader or influencer. Nominee must demonstrate outstanding community service, impact and promote diversity within their organizations in alignment with ITSMF’s mission and goals.

Technology Leader on the Rise – Global
    (Leader of a Fortune 100 company with reach beyond the U.S. and U.S. territories)

Technology Leader on the Rise –  Enterprise/Corporate
    (Leader of a Fortune 1000 company with local or global reach)

Technology Leader on the Rise – Education
    (Leader of an accredited U.S. based secondary institution, college or university)

Technology Leader on the Rise – Nonprofit/Public Sector
    (Leader of government institution or other not-for-profit organization generating at minimum $1M in revenue)

Technology Leader on the Rise – SMB (Small and Medium-sized Business)
   (Leader of a business with 100 or fewer employees (small), or 100-999 employees (medium-sized)

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