rochester women's network

Past "W" Award Recipients

2016 Joy Bergfalk
2015 Reverend Vernice Warfield
2014 Daisy Algarin
2013 Marietta Avery
2012 Dee Alexander
2011 Kathryn Thomas
2010 Sally Ward
2009 Mary Catherine "Kitty" Van Bortel
2007 Rosa Wims
2006 Germaine Knapp
2005 Elaine Gallina Spaull
2004 Cynthia Herriott
2003 Dr. Cynthia McGill
2002 Carol Love
2001 J. Christine Wilson
2000 Denise Pieratti
1999 Nan Johnson
1998 Charlotte Klose
Reverend Mary Benjamin*
B.J. Mann **
1997 Sharon Stiller
1996 Sabra Wood
1995 Joyce Herman
1994 Dr. Carol Harter
1993 Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter


* Humanitarian Award | **Lifetime Achievement Award



The "W" Award - Women Inspiring Women


Established in 1986, the prestigious "W" Award is presented annually to a woman who works tirelessly on behalf of women. The recipient goes above and beyond the day-to-day expectations of her paid or unpaid position to support the personal and professional growth of women. She empowers and influences women to learn, grow, advance and succeed by her example. She inspires women through her courage, initiative and creative energy and exemplifies a high standard of integrity and respect for others.

Who Inspires You? Calling for all "W" Award Nominations.

Please consider nominating a woman who makes a difference. Nominations are open to the public, nominees do NOT need to be RWN members. For more information please call Sandy Richardson at 585.271.4182. Click here for the 2017 "W" Award Nomination Form.

Nominations must be received at the RWN office no later than WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017.



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