Women’s Empowerment Awards

Mark your calendars for the Women’s Empowerment Awards on March 8th, 2023 at 6pm at the Museum of Commerce!


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The Junior League of Pensacola Women’s Empowerment Awards formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of women and young ladies in the Pensacola area. These awards honor exceptional women of all ages, of diverse cultures and roles, celebrating the power of individuals to spark change and improve their community and beyond. Whether your candidate is well known or an unsung heroine, we want you to tell us the inspirational stories of women whose extraordinary achievements empower others.

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Nominations for the 2023 Women’s Empowerment Awards Are Now Open!

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Women’s Empowerment Award Nominations Submissions 


2023 Women’s Empowerment Award Categories:

Woman in Business, Non-Profit
Woman in Business, For Profit
Woman in Philanthropy
Hometown Hero
Youth Woman in Leadership

Mary Rane Hill Award


2022 Women’s Empowerment Award Winners:

Woman in Business, Non-Profit: Belle Bear
Woman in Business, For Profit: Jessica Rhodes
Woman in Philanthropy: Jan Miller
Hometown Hero: Dr. Kathleen Hudon
Youth Woman in Leadership: Dierre Johnson

Mary Rane Hill Award: Tori Woods


2020 Women’s Empowerment Award Winners:

Woman in Business: Jennifer Grove
Woman in Philanthropy: Shelley Reynolds
Woman in Service: Audrey Moore
Youth Woman in Leadership: Zenani Johnson

Mary Rane Hill Award: Cheryl Howard


2019 Women’s Empowerment Award Winners:

Woman in Business: Amanda Floyd and Jennifer Allen McFarren
Woman in Philanthropy: Tia Watts Robbins
Woman in Service: Christina Watts Hawkins
Youth Woman in Leadership: Lauren Bonner

Mary Rane Hill Award: Robin Fleishman Zimmern



WEA 2023 Sponsorship Packet

A variety of levels of sponsorship opportunities, including in-kind sponsorships, are available. To inquire about becoming a sponsor, email [email protected]