2021-22 Collin County Women of Influence Awards Application

You are invited to nominate an outstanding woman volunteer in the Collin County Community!

The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) recognizes volunteers that make important contributions and assist the residents of Collin County, Texas. Volunteers make Collin County stronger, more vibrant, and improve the community. We ask you to partner with the JLCC to celebrate volunteerism by nominating those making a difference in our community.

See below for a complete list of Women of Influence Awards categories and choose an award that best represents the impact of your nominee. The applications must be submitted by January 15, 2022 in order for your nominee to be considered. Please submit your nominee for one category only. In the spirit of diversity and inclusion of Collin County’s nonprofit and volunteer community, nominees need not be, but may be, members or affiliates of the JLCC. JLCC members that volunteer for a nonprofit agency as their placement are not eligible for nomination.

The winners will be announced in advance of the Collin County Women of Influence Awards. On April 28, 2022, JLCC will host an awards ceremony honoring all winners followed by a reception. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon!

Please contact Tarnesha Nickens, Community Awards Event Committee Chair, at communityawards@jlcollincounty.org with any questions or sponsorship inquiries.

Nominee Category & Award Type

Collin County Female Business Leader of the Year:

This award recognizes a female business leader who not only supports the non-profit sector through her consistent commitment to her community, but who has distinguished herself in her organization, her profession, and among her peers. The recipient of the Female Business Leader of the Year Award epitomizes the values of her community and represents the best of who we are as women and as leaders. She is committed to making her community a priority for her department or organization.

Collin County Young Professional of the Year:

This award recognizes a young professional woman who has already made, or is on track to make, significant contributions to her profession and her community. This recipient’s spark and tenacity is exemplified in her professional work as well as in her efforts as a volunteer and impactful community member.

Collin County Volunteer of the Year:

This award recognizes one outstanding female adult for her valuable and selfless commitment to extraordinary hands-on volunteer service, which strengthens the entire Collin County community. Her distinguished service for the non-profit sector exemplifies commitment, passion, and benevolence. This recipient’s tireless qualities embody the mission of JLCC and the spirit of volunteerism.

Collin County Newcomer of the Year:

This award celebrates a recent addition to our volunteer community. This may be someone who has recently relocated to Collin County or someone who has made a significant difference in volunteerism in a short amount of time. The recipient of this award has a tangible passion for volunteerism and, in a short amount of time, has contributed to the Collin County volunteer landscape. This recipient is someone who acted above and beyond a normal expectation for a beginner.

Collin County Non-profit Professional of the Year:

This award celebrates a paid employee of a non-profit who is a bold, well-known leader that others choose to emulate. The recipient of the Non-profit Professional of the Year award will have a proven track record of growth, success, and influence in both her profession and her community. Her love of the non-profit sector is defined in her leadership that furthers the non-profit’s mission. The non-profit in which the nominee works does not have to be based or headquartered in Collin County, but the scope and impact of the nominee’s work should be felt or focused in Collin County.

Collin County Legacy Award:

This is the pinnacle volunteer achievement award. This award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated superior leadership and success in the non-profit sector over many years. She has made a life-long commitment to improving Collin County. She has a track record of long-term achievements and community involvement. The Legacy Award winner will be a woman who is known for her positive influence and her exemplary abilities. This leader possesses the qualities of trustworthiness, authenticity, tenacity, and warmth. This woman is one who works hard to connect others to a larger purpose, inspiring commitment, boosting resolve, and helping her colleagues and community members find deeper purpose in their lives through volunteering and its service toward others.