The AppreSHEation Award recognizes local women who have made a contribution to the community
Oxford County Celebrates International Women’s Day is calling for nominations for their annual AppreSHEation Award that will be presented at their event on Thursday, March 8.
The AppreSHEation Award recognizes local women who have made a contribution to the community through unpaid work.
“We know that there are amazing, incredible women in the community who are doing phenomenal work to advance the status of women in Oxford County,” said committee member Phyl McCrum. “This is a way to say I see what you are doing and for them to be appreciated by the rest of the community.”
While there will only be one recipient of the award, all of those who have been nominated will be posted on International Women’s Day.
Criteria for the award could include positively impacting women by taking on the role of community leader, going above and beyond her work specifications or making a significant difference in her own life.
Other criteria could include being a positive role model, leading an advocacy campaign, making a difference to women in the community through her enthusiasm and inspiration or helping to create safe places and spaces for women.
In the past the AppreSHEation Award has been presented to Survivors Voices, the Zonta Club of Woodstock, Elizabeth Mayberry, Tracey Kaiman, Mary Anne Silverthorn, the Oxford District Women’s Institute, Allison Henkell, Jenilee Cook, and most recently Shelley Green.
Nominations have been extended to February 19.
The AppreSHEation Award Nomination form can be found online at Facebook.com/IWDOxford.
Oxford County Celebrates International Women’s Day will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8 at Oxford Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It will feature a free chili lunch, local vendors, artisans, and organizations on hand with interactive activities
The first 100 guests will receive a free SWAG bag.