These awards are designed to recognize five outstanding women who have made significant contributions to their organizations, their professions, and their community as determined by a judging committee.

2013 OC Global Women’s Award winners, (L-R) Global Impact Award winner, Karen Wilson; Rising Star of the Year Award winner, Lafaye Butler, Trailblazer of the Year Award winner, Aileen Sun; Humanitarian of the Year Award winner, Valisha Savage; and Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, Parisima Hassani.

 

Award Categories and Descriptions

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is designed to recognize women who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize clients or business associates who have distinguished themselves by their foresight, determination and accomplishments.

 

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

The Humanitarian of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments and works of women who have improved the lives of others within their communities by addressing social injustices, living conditions, and/or the overall lives of those in need. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize those in our communities who go far and beyond the call of duty for others.

 

TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR

The Trailblazer of the Year Award is designed to recognize women who are ahead of our times and whose creativity and innovation are leading the way to the future.

 

GLOBAL IMPACT

The Global Impact Award is designed to recognize women whose passion and desire for a better world have led them on a mission to bring about real changes through diplomacy, policy and activist work. These individuals dedicate their lives to public service or philanthropic work, join forces with other organizations or even fund their own, in order to continue their efforts to create a global impact.

 

RISING STAR

The Rising Star Award is designed to recognize exceptional young women betweenthe ages of 18 – 30 who are actively serving their community and/or are accomplishing great work within their field of interest.