YWCA St. Joseph Executive Director Jean Brown said the annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is a successful event due to quality nominations that come from the community.
“In all of (the) awards, we are looking for women or an employer who have made a difference where they are working or volunteering… but not only that, that they have helped to bring other women along with them in that path of excellence,” Brown said.
The categories are Woman in the Workplace, Woman in Volunteerism, Woman in Support Services, Emerging Leader (under age 40) and Employer of Excellence. Nominations are also made by high school counselors for the Future Leader award for a high school senior.
Brown said the luncheon is put on each year to recognize and celebrate the many women who make a difference in the community.
“Over the past 16 years, we’ve had the opportunity to recognize and celebrate over 700 women and I think that is just significant in our community that we lift those women up and bring to public attention all the things they are doing in their workplace or in their place of volunteer service.”
Nominations will be accepted until March 16.
The 17th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 21st at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph.
For more information and nomination forms, click here.