NAED’s Women in Industry has helped create an environment that changed how women viewed the potential opportunities they had in the industry—a change that is developing new leaders who can bring their ideas and energy to companies in every segment of the industry.

The Women in Industry Trailblazer Award is given to a woman who has had an exceptional career in distribution and has had a positive impact on supporting women in the electrical distribution industry. The award is based on cumulative contributions and will be given at the discretion of the NAED Awards Committee and members of the Women In Industry committee.

Nominations for the 2022 award have ended. Cora Williams of Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation was recognized with the 2022 NAED Trailblazer Award. Read more about Cora on, and look for an upcoming article in a digital edition of tED magazine. She will be honored with an award dinner at the upcoming Women In Industry Forum, June 27-29 in Bonita Springs, Florida.


Click below for more details on the winner of the 2021 Trailblazer Award.

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