40 Under 40

40 Under 40 is a program designed to recognize 40 of the top individuals younger than age 40 who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to the Bay area community. While most of the winners will be selected from the business and professional community, winners will also be picked from other areas, including the arts, medicine, education, community involvement and more.

Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for more details about applicant requirements and the nomination process.

Former Honorees
In 2020, we will recognize our 12th class of 40 Under 40. To see the previous honorees, click on the following links sorted by class: 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017  20182019

Nominations for the 2020 class are now open! Complete the form below to submit your nomination. The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2020.

  • Nominee Information

  • Nominator Contact Information

  • Nomination Information

  • Give a brief description of the nominee's professional achievements. Suggestions: include recent significant business accomplishments, past distinctions or awards.
  • Tell us about the nominee's level of expertise. Suggestions: include educational history and qualifications, professional memberships or designations, years of work in their field.
  • Tell us about the nominee's community involvement. Suggestions: include positions on boards and involvement with charitable, community, religious and professional organizations, and include any distinctions and awards for community service.
  • Tell us about the nominee's leadership abilities and experience. Suggestions: demonstrations of the nominee's leadership and innovation, and how the nominee's company or organization has grown or benefited due to his/her leadership.
  • OPTIONAL: Has your nominee gone above and beyond to serve the community or creatively manage business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Tell us about their service/actions.
  • Supporting Materials

    Supporting materials are allowed, but not required, to aid in the judging process. Please do not include more than 2 letters of support for your nominee. You may also include a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Only file types allowed are pdf, doc, and docx
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Only file types allowed are pdf, doc, and docx