Fourth Annual Women of Influence Awards
Several women will be honored at the Fourth Annual Women of Influence recognition reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown’s Regency Ballroom. The event, sponsored by GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development, will honor the following women:
Shelly Buhler, Community Service
Cathy Harris, Distinguished Mentor
Sharon Sullivan, Education
Cheryl Creviston, Outstanding Entrepreneur
Linda Kehres, Rising Star
Pam Johnson-Betts, Woman of Achievement
Learn more about each woman here. Register here to attend the Fourth Annual Women of Influence Recognition Reception on September 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The criteria for awards is below.
Woman of Influence – A woman who is influential within her company or industry. She displays strong leadership experience and inspires other women. A visionary with a track record of accomplishments.
Outstanding Entrepreneur – A female entrepreneur who contributes to the success of other women and entrepreneurs. She has experienced business growth and promotes sound business practices, a commitment to excellence and is a contributor to her community.
Distinguished Mentor – A woman who advises other women in order to help them advance and develop their own path to academic and professional success. She generously shares her time to be accessible to the mentees. Imparts guidance and expertise in encouraging and critiquing the mentee’s leadership, training and other scholarly works. Encourages mentees in networking activities with other professionals. Promotes and makes others aware of the contributions and value of their mentees.
Community Service – A woman who has been involved in community service, such as boards, commissions or community groups. She has strong leadership skills and serves as a role model for inspiring others to change their community. She has influenced decision-making on issues and enhanced the quality of life in her community.
Rising Star – An up and coming female executive or business owner with less than five years at a company or in business. She has strong leadership skills and her actions have and continue to make an impact on the community. She is an innovator and inspires others.
Education – A woman whose creativity and innovation has impacted education. She has made an impact in training and education for the Shawnee County Community. She has strong leadership skills, serves as a role model and inspires others.
Past Award Winners:
Community Service – Glenda DuBoise
Education – Joanna Lassley
Mentorship – Cindy Barry
Outstanding Entrepreneur – Diana Ramirez
Rising Star – Sarah Fizell
Woman of Achievement – Amanda Kiefer
Community Service – Anita Wolgast
Education – Dr. Beryl New
Mentorship – Justice Marla Lukert
Outstanding Entrepreneur – Martha Piland
Rising Star – Stephanie Heston
Woman of Achievement – Dr. Brenda Dietrich
Community Service – Carol Bradbury
Education – Pam McComas
Mentorship – Angel Zimmerman
Outstanding Entrepreneurship – Barbar Ebert
Rising Star – Christie Appelhanz
Woman of Achievement – Joan Wagnon
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