2023 Woman of the Year

Alanah Phillips
Northern California Chapter

The Woman of the Year award recognizes a member for their level of engagement with the association. This includes, but is not limited to serving as a mentor, volunteering to serve on a task force or participating in WIFS programs. Award selection is based on the submission of completed applications. All WIFS members are eligible.

 

Application Requirements

  • Nominees must be current members of WIFS
  • Nominate another person or yourself.
  • Chapters earn points toward Chapter of the Year for each Chapter member nominated.
  • National Board members and previous Woman of the Year recipients are not eligible
  • Email a completed application and supporting information to the National Office by July 31. Nominations received after July 31 will not be considered.

Click Here to download the 2024 Woman of the Year nomination form!

Dates and Deadlines

April 1: Nomination acceptance period opens.
July 31: Nomination acceptance period closes.
August 1-31: Awards Committee nomination review period.
October 4-6: Finalists' information will be shared at WIFS National Conference.

Past Women of the Year

  • 2022 Angela Ribuffo
  • 2021 Sue Kuraja
  • 2020 Grace Staten
  • 2019 Jennifer Warfield
  • 2018 Christina Aleckson
  • 2017 Susan L. Combs
  • 2016 Arthea "Charlie" Reed
  • 2015 Juli McNeely
  • 2014 Kathleen Godfre
  • 2013 Daralee Barbera
  • 2012 Monica Jones
  • 2011 Mary Quist-Newins
  • 2010 Linda Witham
  • 2009 Emily Viner
  • 2008 Diane Dixon
  • 2007 Susan Sweetser
  • 2006 Estella Kierce
  • 2005 Diane White
  • 2004 Cornelia Philipson
  • 2003 Robelynn Abadie
  • 2002 Dorothy Austell
  • 2001 Rosalie Kuntz
  • 2000 Myra Bahme
  • 1999 Marilyn Murphy
  • 1998 Donna Patton
  • 1997 Donna Freeman
  • 1996 Ann Travis
  • 1995 Ann Carroll
  • 1994 Nancy Rash
  • 1993 Toni Savadel
  • 1992 Liane Gonzalez
  • 1991 Yaeko Sano Hara
  • 1990 Noni Baldwin