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The 2014 Mentor Recognition Luncheon & Leadership Summit Was Held October 17-18, 2014.

WOVI Mentor Recognition Luncheon

WOVI Mentor Recognition Luncheon

Every year WOVI recognizes women outside of our organization who make a difference in the lives of other women through mentoring.
The Mentor Recognition Luncheon is an excellent opportunity to connect with others, meet and honor outstanding women mentors, encourage and promote women mentors in organization, corporation and in the community.  All nominees and their nominators are recognized.

 

The Mentor of the Year for 2014

WOVI 2014 Mentor of the Year: Jackie Girard (right) & Jeri Sutton - Nominator Hockaday

Jackie Girard (right) & Jeri Sutton – Nominator Hockaday

If you didn’t attend the Mentor Recognition Luncheon, you missed an exciting program and a slate of powerful accomplished women with acceptance speeches that made you go… Ah! They were very appreciative while being humbled that their nominators would take the time to honor them in such a special way.

Congratulations!

Other winners are:

  • Carol Wooden – Mentor of the Year – Corporate – Aerospace
  • Graciela Katzer – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Cultural Diversity
  • Pat Hall – Mentor of the Year – Corporate – Oncor
  • Joanna St. Angelo – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for the Arts
  • Kelly Harris – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for the Homeless
  • Sally Squibb – Mentor of the Year – Education – Secondary Debate Coach
  • Susan kae Grant – Mentor of the Year – Education – University Fine Arts Photography
  • Sandra Spencer, Ph.D. – Mentor of the Year – Education – University Women’s Gender Studies
  • Natalie Evans – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for Families in Crisis

Award Criteria

Nominations are submitted each year for an outstanding woman inside your organization or in the community who through development or management of a mentoring program or through formal or informal mentoring:
  • Clearly encourages and motivates women to excel in your workplace.
  • Provides special value to the workforce and/or company, and/or
  • Impacts measurable growth in others that affects your company’s bottom line or the community measurably.
  • Demonstrates leadership resulting in enhancement of community life, bringing about positive changes, and adding value to the community, and inspiring qualities as a role model.

Mentor Recognition Recipients:

Each year during the Mentor Recognition Luncheon, Women in corporate, community, education, and nonprofit sectors have been honored!

2014
  • Jackie Girard – Mentor of the Year
  • Carol Wooden – Mentor of the Year – Corporate – Aerospace
  • Graciela Katzer – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Cultural Diversity
  • Pat Hall – Mentor of the Year – Corporate – Oncor
  • Joanna St. Angelo – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for the Arts
  • Kelly Harris – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for the Homeless
  • Sally Squibb – Mentor of the Year – Education – Secondary Debate Coach
  • Susan kae Grant – Mentor of the Year – Education – University Fine Arts Photography
  • Sandra Spencer, Ph.D. – Mentor of the Year – Education – University Women’s Gender Studies
  • Natalie Evans – Mentor of the Year – Nonprofit – Advocacy for Families in Crisis
WOVI 2014 Mentor of the Year: Jackie Girard (right) & Jeri Sutton - Nominator Hockaday

Jackie Girard (right) & Jeri Sutton – Nominator Hockaday

2013
  • Maria Smith-Brackenridge – Mentor of the Year
  • Andrea Brenn – Medical Mentor of the Year
  • Dorothy Jones – Non-Profit Mentor of the Year
  • Vicki Meek – Arts and Cultural Mentor of the Year

2012
  • Jana Barner – Mentor of the Year
  • Dianne Samoff – Women Advocacy Mentor of the Year

2011
  • Dr. Marilyn Kaplan – Mentor of the Year
  • LuAnn Daniel – Women Advocacy Mentor of the Year
  • Joyce Dary – Public Service Mentor of the Year
  • Carolyn West – Nonprofit Mentor of the Year
  • Mary Koi – Member Mentor of the Year

2010
  • Kat O’Toole – Mentor of the Year
  • Daleen Maxwell – Business Mentor of the Year
  • Lin O’Neill – Career Mentor of the Year
  • Jan Van Blarcum – Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year
  • Laura Burford – Member Mentor of the Year

2009
  • Bette Buschow – Mentor of the Year
  • Jarlyn Fox – Corporate Mentor of the Year
  • Rosa Arroya – Nonprofit Mentor of the Year
  • Dr. Marsha Gathron – Posthumous Award
  • Kim Andrews – Member Mentor of the Year
  • Liz Patel – Member Mentor of the Year
2009 Mentor of the Year Award

Board member Janet Wilemon presenting 2009 Mentor of the Year Award to Bette Buschow, Executive Director, Resolana, Dallas, TX

2008
  • Dr. Jeannine Hatt – Mentor of the Year
  • Deb Boring – Consulting Mentor of the Year
  • Janet Wilemon – Member Mentor of the Year

2007
  • Frances Pelley – Mentor of the Year
  • Dr. Julia Shahid – Education Mentor of the Year

2006
  • Marilyn Bice – Mentor of the Year
  • Ann Mason – Corporate Mentor of the Year
  • Paula Jandura – Community Mentor of the Year
  • Martha T. Blaine – Nonprofit Mentor of the Year

2005
  • Phyllis Collins – Mentor of the Year
  • Janie Johnson – Community Mentor of the Year

2004
  • Nancy Bateman – Mentor of the Year
  • Lisa Doyle – Corporate Mentor of the Year

2003
  • Jessica Narvaez – Mentor of the Year
  • Doris Griffith – Community Mentor of the Year

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