Career Awards


Career & Lifetime Achievement

Career Achievement Award

Past Winners

Nomination Form (or fill out form below)

The Career Achievement Award Program, sponsored each year by AWN, honors women who have achieved a major career advancement or recognition in their profession within the preceding calendar year.  The program was initiated in 1981 to honor women and encourage them to seek higher career goals.  It is a way to recognize firms / organizations which support and promote women. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for women in the region who have achieved milestones in a profession or career over an extended period of time.  This is an award adopted by the AWN Board of Directors in 1988.  It is a tool for recognizing women whose accomplishments transcend the Career Achievement Award category. 

  • The Award is open, but not limited to, members of AWN

  • All nominees shall be from Amarillo or the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle

  • News releases concerning the award shall focus on the general accomplishments of the individual winners

A Lifetime Achievement Award may be presented each year in conjunction with the Career Achievement Awards to an individual who has achieved professional success over a long period of time.

Process And Timetable

  • A letter of recommendation describing why you feel the person should receive the award, including detailed information about the nominee’s specific qualifications for the award.

  • All entries must be submitted to the committee by January 10th in order to be considered

  • A formal biography or resume and a picture of the nominee must accompany each application.  Questions or request for more detailed information from the committee may be directed to the nominator and documented in the committee files.

  • All recipients will be notified by mail in advance of the Career Achievement Award reception that they have been selected for receipt of the Award.

  • Awards will be presented at a Career Achievement Award Reception, sponsored by AWN.  At the reception, recipients and their employers will be honored.

For additional information about the Career and Lifetime Achievement Awards program contact us.


Nominate Someone

General Criteria ™

  • Awards are open to the public and not limited to members of AWN ™

  • You do not have to be an AWN member to nominate someone ™

  • All nominees must be from the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle

Criteria for Career Achievement Awards ™

  • Nominees must have achieved a professional milestone in their career or a “first” in their field during 2017 ™

  • A professional woman who has received a promotion that is unique for a woman nation-wide, state-wide, or community-wide, or ™

  • A professional woman who has been recognized by their peers for a specific career achievement ™

Criteria for Lifetime Achievement Award ™

  • Nominees must have achieved milestones in a profession or career or as an entrepreneur for a minimum of 15 years or more. ™

  • This award recognizes women whose accomplishments, for whatever reason, transcend or do not fit the Career Achievement category.

  • Some examples are: philanthropy, community service professional/career achievement, and entrepreneurship

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