Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Award Returns for 2022

Nominations for the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Award will be accepted at by clicking here through Thursday, February 10, 2022. The event, sponsored by The Shreveport Times and Red River Bank, honors women who have made significant contributions to our community by providing their expertise, time, and resources.

The credentials for recipients include women who have shown a commitment to philanthropy by helping children, the elderly, those in need, the arts, business development, education, or other acts of caring through un-paid positions.

New for 2022 is the addition of the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Young Woman award that will be given to a female, high-school junior or senior whose leadership, poise, and determination are demonstrated through meaningful acts of philanthropy for her fellow students or her community.

Nominations will be accepted through February 10, 2022. To review criteria and nominate someone, please visit

Patrons can support the event by purchasing individual tickets for $75 and table sponsorships for $1,000, which include luncheon tickets for eight, recognition in the program and a flower arrangement in a special container made by Holy Angels’ residents. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available here:

This is the sixth year of this Northwest Louisiana honor, and proceeds will benefit Holy Angels, an independent, nonprofit organization serving approximately 185 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

For more information, please contact Audrey Robinson at 318-218-1845 or at

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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