Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2017
2016 Trailblazer, Girls Can Do Anything! and Unsung Shero award honorees. March, 2016.
Members of the Tallahassee community are invited to nominate history-making women and girls for recognition as part of The Oasis Center for Women & Girls upcoming community-wide celebration of Women’s History Month. The deadline to nominate a woman or girl is Sunday, January 15 at 11:59 pm.
Each year during Women’s History Month (in March), The Oasis Center for Women & Girls recognizes local women and girls who have changed the course of history by blazing a trail where few women have been before.
“We rely on community members to help us identify local history-making women and girls. It is our privilege to recognize and highlight the incredible contributions that women and girls are making to our community and the glass ceilings they are shattering right here at home,” said Haley Cutler-Seeber, Executive Director.
Honorees will be publicly recognized at the Women’s History Month Community Luncheon on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 11:30-1:00 at the Lively Cafe at St. John’s Episcopal Church, an event that sells out annually with over 200 people in attendance. Each honoree is also featured in an article profiling them in the Tallahassee Democrat throughout the month of March.
Trailblazer Award – Trailblazer honorees are selected in recognition of their accomplishments that changed history by paving the way for women. Often trailblazers were one of the first or few women in their field locally at the time of their trailblazing contribution.
Girls Can Do Anything! Award – Girls Can Do Anything! honorees are local trailblazing girls (under the age of 18). Like adult Trailblazers, these girls have made a difference in their schools and community by doing something to pave the way for other young girls to follow.
Unsung Shero Award – This award honors the behind the scenes contributions women make that help create a better world for us all. This can be what a woman contributes to her family, work, school or community that is unlikely to be recognized by traditional leadership awards.
“We hope that many community members will take the time between now and Sunday to shine a spotlight on a deserving woman or girl,” said Cutler-Seeber.
More information and nomination forms: www.TheOasisCenter.net.
For a complete list of former honorees: http://www.theoasiscenter.net/28.html.