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Crain's New York Business seeks to highlight 20 up-and-coming professionals under 30 years old. This group will represent the next generation of leaders in the five boroughs and will have a proven track record to show their work can improve the lives of all New Yorkers in the years to come. 

The deadline to nominate a candidate for 2023 20 in Their 20s class is April 3, 2023.

*REMINDER: To qualify, candidates must be 29 years old or younger by the date of publication, June 19, 2023. 


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Issues? Please email nyawards@crainsnewyork.com


Nominees must:

  • Work within the New York City metro area (including the five boroughs of the city or Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Bergen counties) to qualify
  • Have shown the ability to effect change in their role or business sector
  • Be involved in mentorship, community or philanthropic activities
  • Focus on recent achievements (within the last 12 to 24 months)