women-of-the-year

Since 1947, Junior League of Stark County has been shining a spotlight on women in our community – the difference makers, leaders and heroes – who have shared their time, talent and resources to help the underserved, improve our communities and inspire other women to achieve their greatest potential. 

Do you know of an extraordinary and inspirational woman in our community? The Junior League of Stark County is currently accepting nominations for our 73rd annual Women of the Year Awards. This is an annual event held each spring to honor deserving women who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to the Stark County community. 

The award recipients are chosen by a panel of community leaders and past award recipients. This year’s winners will join an elite group of women who have made a lasting impact on our community.

*Community Award– This award is presented to a woman who has made significant, unique and lasting volunteer contributions in many parts of the greater Stark County community and has acted as a role model of achievement for other women.
*President’s Award– This award is presented to a woman who has made significant, unique and lasting volunteer contributions in one area of the greater Stark County community and has acted as a role model of achievement for other women.

We sincerely hope that you will consider an outstanding woman in your organization or life. Nomination forms are available here and by contacting the Junior League office at 330-491-4552. Previous winners and elected officials are not eligible to be nominated. A summary of past recipients include hereThe application deadline has passed for this year.  

Considering the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus and social distancing orders for large gatherings that are in place, the 73rd annual Women of the Year luncheon initially scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2020. The luncheon will take place at the Historic Onesto Event Center with doors opening at 11:00 am and the program starting at 11:30 am. The cost for the luncheon will be $38.00/person.

Ticket information will be mailed and posted on-line in August.
If social distancing orders are still in place during the month of October, we will honor our 2019 Women of the Year and 2020 Women of the Year honorees at a luncheon in May 2021.

Questions regarding the event can be directed to Women of the Year chairperson, Faith Barbato, at fbarbato@acrfb.org or 330.312.1693.

Click HERE for more information about this year’s winners.