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Women's Network of Northeast Ohio announces nominations open for 2017 Women of Achievement

Awards luncheon set for June 16 in Fairlawn

Published: February 3, 2017 4:06 PM

Akron, OH – The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio is currently accepting nominations for the 18th Annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon.  The luncheon, which will be held on Friday, June 16 at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, will recognize female professionals for their achievements both at work and in the community.

Nominees come from all levels of leadership in for-profit, nonprofit, academia and government areas.  Nominations are being accepted through March 3 for the Woman of Achievement Award (individuals), the Emerging Leader Award (individuals) and the Dorothy O. Jackson Award (business).  Paid sponsorships are being accepted through April 7 for Women of Professional Excellence recognitions.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found at www.womensnetworkneohio.com/womenofachievement.  Event proceeds will benefit Women’s Network programs including the Judith Resnik Scholarship Fund, Career Development Workshops and the THRIVE! Mentoring Program.  Nominated and sponsored recipients, as well as their organizations, will be notified prior to the event.

The awards luncheon will feature Robyn N. Gordon, director, center operations, NASA Glenn Research Center as keynote speaker.  Other guests included Lashawrida Fellows, Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve, serving as emcee and Jennifer Savitski, MD, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, as honorary chair.  

The Women of Achievement Awards were established in 1999 by the YWCA of Summit County to increase community awareness, understanding and appreciation of women and the doors they open for future generations. In 2005, Women’s Network, Inc. became the host for these prestigious community awards. It is our privilege to honor women who have made a difference in our community.

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