We’re back at it again. Last winter, our HOT In City Awards made waves around the internet (seriously, we still hear about it from the Owler Community daily). Based on popular demand, we’re introducing our first annual 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards. Winners are chosen directly based on opinions and contributions from our community.
In a little over two weeks (the week of 5/15), we’ll announce the most loved leaders at companies spanning over 50 cities and across more than 20 industries. And, there’s still time to impact the results. So, get excited and get ready to rate your CEO and the CEOs that you love—such as your vendors, partners, suppliers, and customers.
Winners are directly chosen by the Owler Community via member contributions. This year alone, Owler Community members have contributed over a quarter million CEO ratings.
So what, precisely, does it take to win? Well, first and foremost, to qualify for an award, a CEO must have 10 or more votes on Owler. Out of the 167,000 CEOs on Owler, we’ll be distributing 1,000 awards to the top CEOs, meaning that only the créme de la créme of corporate commanders—the top 0.60 percent—will make the cut.
But what if there’s a tie, you ask? Great question! If any two CEOs have the exact same rating, the leader with more votes will rank higher—so you might want to mention that during your next water cooler conversation.
Alright, now that you know how it works, we’ll get to the good stuff: how you can contribute. Because we want to make voting super easy and ultra accessible, there are several places for you to rate a CEO.
First, is on a company’s profile (in two places). In the top left hand side of the profile, immediately below the CEO’s approval rating, you’ll see a “weigh-in” link, a one-click poll asking you to rate that company’s CEO. Simply click the face of your choosing (either good, neutral, or bad) and, voila! You’ve submitted your vote.
Scroll down the page, and you’ll find a second place you can submit your vote. Below key company information, you’ll see a question (which we refer to as a Data Cards) asking how you’d rate that company’s CEO.
You’ll also find Data Cards on Event Pages, the pages you land on when you click through from the company profile onto an article.
Fourth and finally, you’ll have the option to vote on the CEO question when it appears in your Daily Snapshot.
But as with anything in the workplace, getting your CEO to top the charts is a group effort. You can’t do it alone—and thus, you’ll want to invite your team to weigh in. So how can you do that? (Besides pestering them through workplace chat services and IRL, of course. You can send them this link to sign up for Owler).
Yet, you’ll likely want to extend your reach beyond your coworkers and into your company’s larger community. Use your social channels and email lists to ask the people who care, follow, and love your company to give their two-cents on your CEO. Be sure to send them the link to your company’s profile on Owler. (To find your company’s URL, just search for your company, click on the profile, and pull the URL from your browser bar.)
And though you can only rate any CEO once per quarter, there are always more ways you can contribute. Currently, Owler has over 25 questions for each company. And with 15 million company profiles, we predict that’ll keep you busy for a while 😉
Cities and regions will include:
- Silicon Valley
- San Francisco
- New York
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- New Delhi
- Cambridge, MA
- Washington, DC
- Portland, OR
- Charlotte, NC
- Columbus, OH
- Burlington, MA
- Kansas City, MO
- Las Vegas
- Salt Lake City
- Jacksonville, FL
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- Birmingham, AL
Industries will include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Consulting & Business Services
- Energy & Utilities
- Food & Beverages
- Hardware & Equipment
- Industrial Goods
- Internet of Things
- Marketing & Creative Agencies
- Media & Entertainment
- On Demand Economy
- Personal & Household Goods
- Pharma & Biotech
- Real Estate & Construction
- Retail & Ecommerce
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Travel & Hospitality
Learn more about our selection criteria here.
So, what are you waiting for? Better get to clicking those smiley faces.
- Who won a 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Award? See for yourself.
- Who are the big winners in our top 50 cities? Check the charts.
- Wondering who’s leading your industry? Find out here.
- Take a deeper dive into our CEO rankings here.
- Need to know how you can use your 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Award digital badge? Click here.
- Want tips for promoting your 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Award? Click here.
- Wondering how we picked the winners? Take a peek at our methodology.
- Have burning questions about the 2017 Owler Top Rated CEO Awards? See our FAQs.
- Need a template for your press release? Click here.