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2018 Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards
presented by YWCA Tulsa in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women
 
The Women of the Year - Pinnacle Awards will honor 10 women within the Tulsa community whose lives and work help to empower women through community service and advocacy for women’s rights. Read more at www.woty-pa.org.
 
Eligibility
Eligible women will personify the mission of YWCA and uphold the legacy of the Pinnacle Awards. YWCA's mission is to eliminate racism and empower women by promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The legacy of the Pinnacle Awards is reflected in women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform community service and advocate for women’s issues and concerns.
 
Posthumous and self-nominations will not be accepted. Current staff of YWCA, current members of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and previous Women of the Year - Pinnacle Award winners are not eligible for nomination. A listing of past Women of the Year - Pinnacle Award winners can be found here. Nominees do not have to reside within Tulsa County.
 
Selection Criteria
  • Nominees’ contributions to the community must have been made within the past 24 months. 
  • Nominees will represent both the unsung heroes of our city and those who may be more well known in the Tulsa community.
  • Nominations will be scored and weighted based on how well nominees embody and exemplify the mission of YWCA and honor the legacy of the Pinnacle Awards by working to eliminate racism and empower women and by serving as a role model in their profession; taking risks on behalf of others; performing community service; and/or advocating for women’s issues.

Nomination Submission and Deadlines
Nominations will be accepted online only June 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2017.

Winner Terms and Conditions
Ten finalists will be contacted in mid-July and agree to attend and participate in the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards on Thursday, March 8, 2018; press conference on Thursday, March 1, 2018; and patron party in mid-February 2018 in order to be named an award winner. Winners also agree to be available for additional press engagements before and after the event.

Winner Benefits

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to the Women of the Year - Pinnacle Awards on Thursday, March 8, 2018 and a maximum of twelve (12) discounted tickets at $75 each (regularly priced $100 each).
  • Reserved seating for family and friends at a press conference honoring the award winners. 
  • Permanent recognition in YWCA Tulsa’s marketing of the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards program, online and in print.
  • One-year membership to YWCA's 1914 Coalition, a network of community advocates dedicated to empowering all women.
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