Nominations closing soon for Most Influential Woman, Young Woman Awards

The 8th Annual Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman and Young Woman Awards will return on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. Nominations for the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman and Most Influential Young Woman Awards are open now through Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

This prestigious award is named for civic leader, businesswoman, and philanthropist Virginia K. Shehee, who passed away in 2015 after decades of service to Northwest Louisiana. The Most Influential Woman and Young Woman Award honors women who have made significant contributions to our community and who may do much of their work behind the scenes. Twelve women will be honored at this event in two categories: six for the Most Influential Woman Award and six for the Most Influential Young Woman Award. One from each category will be recognized as the Most Influential Woman and Most Influential Young Woman for 2024. 

Most Influential Woman Nominee Requirements

The credentials for recipients of the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Award include women who have shown a commitment to philanthropy by helping children, the elderly, those in need, the arts, business development, education, and/or other acts of caring through unpaid positions. Nominees must demonstrate influence and leadership in their business or organization(s); have a positive reputation based on their experience, leadership, and integrity; exhibit significant professional and/or community accomplishments; and build recognizable and lasting initiatives or changes in and for their business or organizations. Nominees may not hold a paid position with a nonprofit organization or receive payment for services they perform for the entity.  

Most Influential Young Woman Nominee Requirements

The Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Young Woman award will recognize a female who is a high school junior or senior whose leadership, influence, poise, and determination are demonstrated through meaningful acts of philanthropy and the betterment of her fellow students and community. Nominees must be a high school junior or senior in Caddo, Bossier, or DeSoto Parish; demonstrate influence and leadership in their school and/or community; have a positive reputation based on their experience, leadership, and integrity; exhibit significant education and/or community accomplishments; and have shown a commitment to philanthropy by helping children, the elderly, those in need, the arts, business development, education, and/or other acts of caring through unpaid positions. 

Nominations will be accepted through January 30, 2024. To review the criteria and nominate someone, please visit https://www.laholyangels.org/events/most-influential-woman/

Event Details

Patrons can support the event by purchasing individual tickets for $75 or table sponsorships for $1,000. Table sponsorships include luncheon tickets for eight and recognition in the event program, on social media, and on the Holy Angels website. Table sponsorships and individual tickets will be available for purchase mid-January at https://www.laholyangels.org/events/most-influential-woman/

This is the eighth year of this Northwest Louisiana honor, and proceeds will benefit Holy Angels, an independent, nonprofit organization serving over 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Holy Angels provides love, support, and empowerment through job and skills training, education, and community and social integration. Learn more at https://www.laholyangels.org/

For more information, please contact Lauren Giddens at 318-629-0566 or lgiddens@laholyangels.org.  

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