Honoring Alamance County’s Outstanding Women Leaders

The Founders’ Award is given by the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County to a female leader who demonstrates the characteristics of our founding members by providing outstanding contributions in the areas of mentoring, community development, philanthropy, and business.

A Rising Star Award will be given to the most deserving nominee under age 40.


Leading the Way Sponsorship Benefits


November 5th Event Details 

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Criteria for Nomination

Nominees must be women who reside in or provide leadership in Alamance County.  Weight will be placed on involvement and impact in the local Alamance County community.

Current WRC Board & Staff members are not eligible. Previous Founders’ Award winners and previous Rising Star Award winners are not eligible to receive the same award again.

Eligible nominees will exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Mentoring: participation in formal or informal activities that develop, support and advise women, and/or encourage community involvement;
  • Community Development: participation in local civic organizations, charitable activities, political pursuits, chambers of commerce, etc.
  • Philanthropy: contributions of time, materials, and/or money benefiting the local community;
  • Business:  contributions in their workplace and/or profession/industry

The nominee must be able to attend the Founders’ Award Ceremony ‘Leading the Way Event’ on November 5th, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this event will be hosted virtually this year.

We are accepting nominations! Full packets due: 9/30/2020

Nomination Criteria and Procedure 2020, LTW Nominee Questionnaire 2020, LTW Nomination Form 2020

Nomination Procedure

Nomination period is August 26th – September 30th, 2020.

Nominations may be submitted by WRC members and non-members alike. Self-nominations are welcome. No one knows your accomplishments better than you and we do not publicize the nominator in any way.

Duplicate entries will not improve a candidate’s odds of selection.

The nominations may be submitted via mail to: Susan Watson, 411-B West Fifth Street, Burlington 27215 or by email to director@wrcac.org.

All nominations must include the following:

  • A completed packet including the following:
  • LTW Nomination Form 2020
  • LTW Nominee Questionnaire 2020
  • 1 letter of support and up to 2 additional letters demonstrating how the nominee meets the award criteria (see table on back of nomination form for examples)
  • A resume
  • One head shot

Completed nomination packets must be received by 9/30/2020.

2019 Celebration

Congratulations to our winners!

Founders’ Award Winner: Carolyn Rhode
Rising Star: Yazmin Garcia-Rico

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Gold: Cone Health, Elon University, Impact Alamance, WalMart Supply Chain

Silver: Shawmut Advanced Matierals


Contact Susan Watson at director@wrcac.org for 2020 sponsorship opportunities.