Women of Distinction (WOD)

Next year’s Women of Distinction Gala (the 22nd Annual) will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Centennial Hall.

Nomination forms can be found by clicking below:

2018 WOD Nomination Form

Congrats to AWARE’s 2017 Women of Distinction Honorees! This year we honored Andrea Cesar, Sioux Douglas, Kris Sell, and Rena Sims.

The objective of the Women of Distinction Event is to:

  • Celebrate women of distinction in our community;
  • Recognize women whose work (paid and/or volunteer) has benefited the lives of women and children in Juneau;
  • Honor unsung heroes of the community, as well as those with publicly recognized achievement;
  • Support and encourage community members and groups to recognize women of distinction within their organizations; and
  • Raise funds to support AWARE’s work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Awards Criteria


  • Demonstrated Commitment: Candidate has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life for women and children in Juneau.
  • Integrity, Dedication, Motivation: Candidate has demonstrated qualities of integrity, dedication, motivation and leadership in the community.
  • Willingness to Share Skills & Knowledge: Candidate has demonstrated the willingness to share her skills and knowledge.
  • Role Model: Candidate has demonstrated qualities of a role model.
  • Supports Diversity: Candidate’s work has represented and/or supported diverse groups within our community.

For additional information, call Mandi Canady at AWARE or email her at WOD@awareak.org.

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