Our honorees represent a wide variety of backgrounds and industries and are selected for their outstanding accomplishments, dedication to their organizations and commitment to our community. Being a Woman of Excellence is more than just an award. It is about being a difference-maker.

 

Meet the 2020 Honorees

 

 

How can I support Women of Excellence?

Click on a 2020 Honoree page to donate in her name. Donations to YWCA Northeast Kansas provide an opportunity to directly support crucial programs connecting survivors to transformative services, educate the public about social justice, and prepare students to reach their highest potential. 

 

Abby Lear, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas 

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Andrea Bailey, Greater Topeka Partnership 

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Angela S. Dailey, Capitol Federal Savings Bank 

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Brie Engelken Parks, Advisors Excel - AE Wealth Management 

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Justice Carol Beier, Kansas Supreme Court 

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Cassie Weatherwax-Brack, Hill's Pet Nutrition 

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Cherie Huffman, Security Benefit 

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Christina Schmitt, Envista Credit Union 

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Erin Aldridge, Junior League of Topeka (The Library Foundation) 

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Inga Klahr, Kansas Gas Service 

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Jaclyn Mullins, MCP Group 

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Jacquelyn Russell, City of Topeka 

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Jamie Dempewolf, CASA of Shawnee County 

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Jana Tenbrink, Stormont Vail Health 

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Jennifer Cocking, Capitol FederaSavings Bank 

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Jenny Crowell, USD 345 - Seaman Schools

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Jesyca Hope, Community Action 

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Joan Proctor, Office of the Kansas Attorney General 

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Juli Watson, USD 501 – Topeka Public Schools 

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Julie Phillips, Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. 

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Katie Beach, Azura Credit Union 

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Kelly Pert, FHL Bank Topeka 

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Lacy Barnhart, CoreFirst Bank & Trust 

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Mary McDonald, Lawrence Gardner High School 

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Meg Wilson, Lawrence Gardner High School 

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Melissa Goodman, Mirror Inc. Federal Residential Reentry Center 

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Morgan Hall, Shawnee County District Attorney's Office 

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Nikki Ramirez-Jennings, SENT Topeka 

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Staci Dawn Ogle, NOTO Arts Center 

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Tammy Miles, YWCA Northeast Kansas

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Teresa Baker, Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. 

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Tish Taylor, The Family Peace Initiative 

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Whitney Casement, Law firm of GoodellStratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP 

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