Older Woman (65+)

Science & Technology


An award will be presented to one woman in each of the following categories:

Arts & Culture

This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who has demonstrated artistic achievements or contributions to the cultural community. She has cultivated greater visability and understanding of the value of the arts or worked to preserve and share her culture. She has encourages excellence and built new leadership within her sphere and has inspired others to appreciate and share artistic and cultural endeavors.

Business & Professional

 This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who is successful within an established organization or her own business. She is a positive influence in her workplace and profession and has been identified as a trend setter by her peers. She has exhibited extraordinary leadership and growth to achieve her goals.

Community & Volunteerism

This award celebrates the achievements of a woman whose efforts have contributed to the well-being of her community and fellow community members. She exemplifies the spirit of community service, demonstrates exemplary initiative, leadership and creativity in her service to others. She serves as a role model for others in the community and inspires others to engage in the volunteer service. She improves the overall quality of life of individuals and the community as a whole.


This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who contributes to the mental and/or physical health of our community, either through employment or volunteerism. This is a woman who sets a positive example for wellness and encourages others to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She is energetic, positive and encouraging and inspires others to be the same.

This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who has made significant contributions to the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) sector. She has demonstrated innovation, curiosity and creativity in making a positive contribution to her individual field. She also engages with and communicates her practice to a broader community. Her contributions to the scientific and technological communities improve and evolve our society and she inspires future generations of women in science.

This award celebrates a woman who has actively sought to influence the community in a positive way by starting something different or new in her later years. The focus isn’t on past accomplishments or lifetime achievements, but on new accomplishments in which she is achieving excellence. She has demonstrated that a woman of any age can bring about change by actively seeking new ways to contribute to the good in society. Her life serves as an example of the benefits of active aging while helping to dispel the negative stereotypes of older age.


This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who has the tenacity, energy and fortitude to seek success for themselves, their employees and their communities. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership both with her company (organization) and her market, set the standards for originality, quality and successful management. She is a mentor, visionary, a leader, a successful woman and in all elements a trailblazer in her field. The Overall Woman of Influence will be selected by the Judging Committee from all of the nominations received.