The Sverdlovsk region announced on Friday that a competition would be held to celebrate exceptional women in Russian businesses.
The contest aims to shine light on individuals who are performing well in their field and to help the status of "career-minded and socially active women."
The categories vary from the best organizations or companies headed by women, best educational programs that facilitate involvement of women in the social and business spheres — specifically those that empower women — and individual awards that signify top examples of Russian women in business.
The effort is a collaboration with many organizations including the council to consolidate the women's movement in Russia and the Federation Council, among others.
Results of the awards will be held in Moscow at the Women's Assembly in late 2014.