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
Andrea Bailey, Greater Topeka Partnership
Angela S. Dailey, Capitol Federal Savings Bank
Brie Engelken Parks, Advisors Excel - AE Wealth Management
Justice Carol Beier, Kansas Supreme Court
Cassie Weatherwax-Brack, Hill's Pet Nutrition
Cherie Huffman, Security Benefit
Christina Schmitt, Envista Credit Union
Erin Aldridge, Junior League of Topeka (The Library Foundation)
Inga Klahr, Kansas Gas Service
Jaclyn Mullins, MCP Group
Jacquelyn Russell, City of Topeka
Jamie Dempewolf, CASA of Shawnee County
Jana Tenbrink, Stormont Vail Health
Jennifer Cocking, Capitol Federal Savings Bank
Jenny Crowell, USD 345 - Seaman Schools
Jesyca Hope, Community Action
Joan Proctor, Office of the Kansas Attorney General
Juli Watson, USD 501 – Topeka Public Schools
Julie Phillips, Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.
Katie Beach, Azura Credit Union
Kelly Pert, FHL Bank Topeka
Lacy Barnhart, CoreFirst Bank & Trust
Mary McDonald, Lawrence Gardner High School
Meg Wilson, Lawrence Gardner High School
Melissa Goodman, Mirror Inc. Federal Residential Reentry Center
Morgan Hall, Shawnee County District Attorney's Office
Nikki Ramirez-Jennings, SENT Topeka
Staci Dawn Ogle, NOTO Arts Center
Tammy Miles, YWCA Northeast Kansas
Teresa Baker, Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.
Tish Taylor, The Family Peace Initiative
Whitney Casement, Law firm of Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP