2023 Women MAKE Awards Communications Toolkit

Each year, 100 women leaders and 30 rising female stars are selected by their peers from among more than 1,000 candidates as Women MAKE Awards Honorees and Emerging Leaders. On March 1, the Manufacturing Institute will announce publicly the 2023 Women MAKE Awards Honorees and Emerging Leaders through a nationally distributed press release, on our social media channels and on our website.

Please join us in spreading the word on March 1. We kindly request you DO NOT publicly announce your Honoree/Emerging Leader until after the nationally distributed press release on March 1.

To make it as easy as possible to join the conversation and celebrate your awardee’s success, this communications kit includes a sample press release, social graphics and social media copy to help prepare for the upcoming public announcement. Use the tools below to help us elevate and celebrate their accomplishments to empower women and inspire the next generation of female talent.

Key Dates

March 1, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. EST: Nationally distributed press release announcing the 2023 Women MAKE Awards Honorees and Emerging Leaders. Please DO NOT publish a press release prior to national distribution.

April 19–20, 2023: 2023 Women MAKE Leadership Program

April 20, 2023: Women MAKE Awards Gala

 Key Resources

Learn more about the Women MAKE Awards here and the Women MAKE America initiative here.

 Press Release

On March 1 at 9:30 a.m. EST, the Manufacturing Institute will distribute a press release nationwide that will also be published on our website and press page. We will also share it on our social media channels and encourage you to share it on your channels and with your networks.

Where to Share a Company Press Release

Local “on the move” news sections in local newspapers

Local business journals

Trade publications

Local TV/talk radio stations

 Social Media

Starting on March 1, join the online conversation to highlight the achievements of exceptional women who are leading the manufacturing industry. Use the hashtag #MFGWomen across your social media channels and tag the MI—handles below. We encourage you to also engage with and share the MI’s social content.


Women MAKE America Initiative: @Women-MAKE-America-Initiative

The Manufacturing Institute: @the-manufacturing-institute-mi


Twitter handles

The Manufacturing Institute: @TheMfgInstitute

MI President and Executive Director Carolyn Lee: @CleeNAM

Facebook: @TheMfgInstitute

Instagram: @TheMfgInstitute

Graphics for Social Media

Use the links below to download graphics templates and logos for social media. Files are sized for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram and images shown may be swapped for your Honoree/Emerging Leader.

Guidelines for WMA logo use. The logos provided in this communications kit may not be edited or modified. Any use must also include proper recognition for the MI. Please contact [email protected] for any specific questions.

Honoree/Emerging Leader Graphics  Company social graphics

 Sample Company Story

Modify this story to share in a company newsletter or external-facing blog, or pitch to a local publication following the event.

 Sample Letter to Elected Official

Lawmakers appreciate hearing about the accomplishments of their constituents. Share how your employee/colleague is improving the community they serve.

 Sample Proclamation from Elected Official

Lawmakers appreciate celebrating their constituents. Consider requesting your officials to issue a proclamation on behalf of your Honoree or Emerging Leader.

 Questions or Comments?

Email the Women MAKE Awards team at [email protected] for more information.