YWCA Women of Excellence
About the Award
The YWCA of Lubbock proudly counts Women of Excellence as one of its annual projects, recognizing and honoring women in our community who have achieved excellence in their careers or professions and whose contributions to business, industry, organizations, and the community are crucial to the success of the same.
Since 1989, Women of Excellence award recipients have been inspiring others in Lubbock not only with their professional achievements but also with the work they do for others. By promoting women as leaders in Lubbock, the YWCA strives to empower women and their families in order to establish strong role models for future generations of young women.
Including this year’s ten award recipients, the YWCA has honored 263 extraordinary women in the 31 years of the event. The YWCA has now honored five women with the Jane O. Burns Award and six have received the Mary Nell Strong Community Service Award.
Photos of the 30th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Dinner can be found here.
Congratulations to our 2019 Women of ExcellenceMelissa Collier, Business
JoAnn Long, Education
Karen Thornton, Education
Annette Sobel, Government
Rebecca Geist, Medicine
Brandi Cantrell, Religion
LisaAnn Gittner, Science
Melinda Schalow, Social Justice
Gabriella Ghandour, Youth Leadership
Terri Duncan, Mary Nell Strong Community Service
2020 Women of Excellence nominations are now open.