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Want to make The Tempest 40 Women to Watch List? Nominations for 2019 are now open!

Think you or someone you know should join the ranks of The Tempest 40 Women to Watch?

Nominations for The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019 List are now open! Please note: all submissions must be in by November 15th, 2018 to qualify.

Every year, we honor women who are making an impact on the world at large, their industries and communities. Founders, activists, writers, foodies, filmmakers, fashionistas—they’re all here. It’s an impressive club. The Tempest is built on the belief that women from every corner of the world should be able to tell their own stories and own their impact and legacies. This December, we’ll welcome to this dynamic group 40 new trailblazers from different spaces, countries, and lives for our third annual list.

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Think you or someone you know should be honored on this list? Please fill out this nomination form for our 2019 Global List.

Here’s some helpful information about the process.

Which countries and regions are covered?

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.

Can nonbinary or genderfluid people be nominated? 

Absolutely. 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.

How do we create the list?

It’s a multi-step process. Through open nominations, recommendations by past List-makers, organizations, and influencers, and reporting by The Tempest editorial team, we assemble thousands of candidates. Next, The Tempest team will narrow down the list, looking carefully for women who are rising stars, tackling new challenges and making a difference in the world and their communities. Finally, our founder and co-founder, Laila Alawa and Mashal Waqar, review the list and green-light it for publication.

What are the categories?

Art & Style


Food & Drink



Hollywood & Entertainment

Law & Policy

Media & Literature



Social Justice

Social Entrepreneurs



What if a company or organization has more than one founder?

Yes, two women co-founders of one organization can be nominated together. When nominating, be sure to include all names of your co-founders or partners. If you don’t, we may not consider them. Note: if they aren’t women, they aren’t eligible, but you still are.

Who owns the nominations?

Once you hit submit, the nomination becomes the property of The Tempest. We may choose to use the contents of your nomination for the purpose of advertising, marketing, promotion, and publicizing the 40 Women to Watch List.

More questions? Please email