Horizon Industry Awards

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 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 growth business. 
- 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 we select finalists and winners?

A selection committee of Women In Defense members and industry professionals consider qualifications 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. 

Questions? Please contact the Vice President at VP@WID-MI.org.