Open Nominations @ Women to Watch

The Tempest, the next-generation women’s media company, has opened nominations for its 40 Women to Watch 2020 list! Accepted nominees will join artists, Nobel Peace Prize winners, media figures from previous lists. Learn more about the opportunity and how to nominate an individual here.


About The Tempest:

The Tempest was founded in 2016 to serve tomorrow’s leaders, creators, and dreamers with uniquely creative and intelligent storytelling that’s built for users first. We help our highly engaged audience of diverse women chasing dreams of every size, broaden their views of the world, see what lays ahead, and truly claim their voices – and power.

As the global next-generation women’s media company, we’ve innovated the way content and storytelling speaks to and represents the world, simply by giving our audience the community they’ve always wanted. Delivering on that mission, we’ve driven authenticity-fueled initiatives across a range of platforms, with a particular focus on design, community, user experience, and innovative storytelling. We’ve grown from a single website into an array of digital products and brands.

The Opportunity:

Every year, we honor women who are making an impact on the world at large, their industries and communities. Founders, activists, writers, policy-makers, filmmakers, influencers—they’re all here. It’s an impressive club. The Tempest is built on the belief that women and nonbinary people from every corner of the world should be able to tell their own stories and own their impact and legacies. We especially love featuring people who may have just begun on their journeys – journeys with potential to create real change.

Last year’s honorees included up-and-coming comedians like Jenny Yang and Fatima Dhowre, who are making space for all of us in predominantly-male comedic spaces. Past honorees also include United States Artists’ Deana Haggag, AccessNow‘s Maayan Ziv, poet Jasmin Kaur,  and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen. These honorees were just a few from thousands of nominations that we received – nominations that you submitted.

Every year, we work through thousands of nominations, submitted by people like you. Through a careful process, these nominations serve as the first step for our team working on the annual list. Incredible women from all over the globe are eligible to be nominated. Citizenship does not matter, instead please apply to the region where the nominees (and their business) are most prominent. We acknowledge that people who experience or have experienced the world as women come in many gender expressions and we are open to nominations of nonbinary and genderfluid individuals.

Our team takes a fully holistic approach as we evaluate each nomination. There’s no one metric that is key for making it on the list – but it helps if you include all of the most impressive attributes that put the candidate’s best foot forward.

Deadline to Nominate: November 2019


NOMINATE HERE and let them know that Next Gen sent you!

Alex Gordon