Horizon Industry Awards


    Horizon Industry Awards
    Sponsored by Crain’s Detroit Business

    See List of Horizon Awards Winners


About the Awards:

In 2009, Women In Defense Michigan established the Horizon Industry Awards to recognize defense and national security professionals who distinguish themselves in their field and help their organizations achieve critical business objectives and goals. Winners are announced each year at the WID Michigan Annual Black Tie Gala. Crain's Detroit Business has been an avid supporter and sponsored the awards each year.

Award Categories:

  • Product Development: Contribution technically to a specific product design/development effort.
  • Business Development: Successfully sold a new or existing non-defense product/service into the defense sector and/or been instrumental in their organization’s defense business growth.
  • Innovation Award: Demonstrated innovation and excellence which delivered a significant organizational or business improvement in any aspect of business (manufacturing, quality, safety, training, etc.)

How do I nominate an individual?

Click here for the 2020 nomination form. Nomination due date: June 30, 2020. All Award recipients will be announced at the 2020 WID Black Tie Gala on June 30, 2020.

How do we select finalists and winners?

A selection committee of Women In Defense members and industry professionals consider qualification based on information provided on the nomination form. The best candidates are invited to be interviewed. After all interviews are complete, finalists (and winners) are chosen by the committee. All finalists are notified and invited to attend the WID Michigan Annual Black Tie Gala, where the winners are announced.



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