As an extension of the Junior League of Collin County’s (JLCC) mission as an “organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers,” the Collin County Women of Influence Awards celebrates volunteerism by recognizing influential women volunteers who live, work, or serve in Collin County. Proceeds from the event support the charitable works of the Junior League of Collin County. The 2021 reception will be held June 10 at Verona Villa in Frisco from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to recognize the winners from both 2020 and 2021. The community is invited to attend to celebrate the collective impact of these volunteers. Rebecca Silvestri of Local Profile will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. JLCC is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship from the corporate community including Audi McKinney - a Sewell Automotive Group, Market Street, Krupa Downs Law, and Batch Bakery.
Below are a list of the honorees and category descriptions:
2021 Female Business Leader of the Year: Pamela Zeigler-Petty, PZP BizConnect
2021 Newcomer of the Year: Ananda Kripa
2021 Non-profit Professional of the Year: Jessica Weidman
2021 Volunteer of the Year: Mimi Conner
2021 Young Professional of the Year: Joyce King
2021 Legacy Award: Honorable Florence Shapiro
2020 Female Business Leader of the Year: Irum Rashid-Jones, Electrician On Call
2020 Newcomer of the Year: Ashley Gentry
2020 Non-profit Professional of the Year: Barbara Green
2020 Volunteer of the Year: Almas Muscatwalla
2020 Young Professional of the Year: Megan Nguyen-Trinh, Bank of America
2020 Legacy Award: Rebecca Egelston Caso
Female Business Leader of the Year: Recognizing a female business leader who not only supports the non-profit sector through her consistent commitment to her community, but who has distinguished herself in the organization, her profession, and among her peers. She epitomizes the values of her community and represents the best of who we are as women and leaders. She is committed to making her community a priority for her department or organization.
Newcomer of the Year: This award celebrates a recent addition to the Collin County volunteer community. This is someone who has recently located or someone who has made a significant difference in volunteerism in a short amount of time.
Non-profit Professional of the Year: This award celebrates a paid employee of a non-profit who is a bold, well-known leader that others choose to emulate. The recipient will have a proven track record of growth, success, and influence in both her profession and her community.
Volunteer of the Year: This award recognizes one outstanding female adult for her valuable and selfless commitment to extraordinary hands-on volunteer service, which strengthens the entire Collin County community. This recipient’s tireless qualities embody the mission of JLCC and the spirit of volunteerism.
Young Professional of the Year: Recognizing a young professional woman who has already made, or is on track to make, significant contributions to her profession and her community. This recipient’s spark and tenacity is exemplified in her professional work as well as in her efforts as a volunteer and impactful community member.
Legacy Award: This award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated superior leadership and success in the non-profit section over many years. She has made a life-long commitment to improving Collin County by connecting others to a larger purpose, inspiring commitment, boosting resolve, and helping her colleagues and community members find deeper purpose in their lives through volunteering.
Program Contact: Kim Schroeder, Community Awards Event Committee Chair, email@example.com
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLLIN COUNTY: Over 1,000 women strong, connected by values of service, leadership and respect, the Junior League of Collin County is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This year the Junior League of Collin County will touch lives and forever change them through outreach and support of over 110 local agencies and 12 community projects and initiatives. For membership or to contribute, please visit www.jlcollincounty.org.