TULSA, OK – YWCA Tulsa and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women have opened nominations for the 2020 Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards event. This event recognizes those women from the Tulsa community who are exemplary leaders, who have served as role models, and whose contributions have made a long-lasting impact. Women in Tulsa continue to make change and break barriers, and the event will celebrate those who are leaders in their fields.
The award categories for the event include nominations for women leaders in arts and humanities, corporate/business/trade, community building, and education and public service. A Rising Star award will also be given to a young woman who is making significant contributions to her school, community and/or work place. There will also be a Corporate Champion Award. This award will recognize a business in Tulsa that sets an example for developing women as leaders, creating an inclusive work environment, and dedicating resources to ensure a safe and equitable workplace for all.
“Through our partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the status of women, we have had the opportunity to recognize women from all over Tulsa who are groundbreakers, change makers, and overall advocates for improving the Tulsa Community,” said Julie Davis, YWCA CEO. “It is incredibly inspiring to hear the stories of these women’s lives, their history, and their passion for service to Tulsa.” Past award winners come from a variety of backgrounds and include women such as Alison Anthony, President and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way, Kimberly Johnson, CEO of Tulsa City-County Library, and Deborah Hunter, Family and Children’s Services Case Manager and poet.
Nominations are open online Monday, June 17 through Monday, July 22, at TulsaPearlParty.org and can be made by individuals or businesses. The award winners will be announced at the end of summer, and the awards celebration will take place leading up to International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 5, 2020.