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Previous Woman of the Year Winners

The Woman of the Year award has been given annually since 1983. View awards by decade:

Winners from 2010 to 2012

Year

Woman of the Year

Young Woman of the Year

Women Making a Difference

2010

Joan Marie Twining

Chen Sheng

Lisa Hurka Covington
JoAnn C. Murphy
Vera Reiner

2011

Phyllis N. Coley

Rachel Marie Martinez

Lillian Elizabeth Tomecek

2012

Irene Spatafore

Olivia Keithley

Cornelia King

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Winners from 2000 to 2009

Year

Woman of the Year

Young Woman of  the Year

2000

Anne Walker

Tamyra Carroll

2001

Shirron Scott

Valerie Gail Cummins

2002

Dr. Michelle Leverett

Chung "Christina" Cheuk

2003

Dr. Donna Reihl

Lifetime Service Award
Doris Allen

Sara Reihl

2004

Phyllis Brotman

Erin Williams

2005

Van Ross

Special Recognition Award
Robin Jacobs

Amanda "Mimi" Bory

2006

Lone Azola

Sarah Koteen

2007

Carla Crisp

Jennifer Oswald

2008

Cynthia Leppert

Women Making a Difference

Dr. Marlene Mahipat
Nzinga Oneferua-El
Norma Peden Killebrew
Alfreda Robinson-Dawkins

Gabriella Biondo
Kiranjit Kaur

2009

Lisa Elliott

Women Making a Difference
Rosalyn Branson
Michele Kehl
Linda Kelly

Jing Wen Wang

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Winners from 1990 to 1999

Year

Woman or Women of the Year

Young Woman of the Year

1990

Helen Hale Weed
Virginia Utz
Mildred Schwartzman
A. Gordia Donaldson

Melissa Leiby

1991

Clara Clements
Gloria Marrow
Alice Hoffman

Amy Christine Myers

1992

Cynthia Mather
Sandra O'Connor
Goucher College Women's Issues Group

Penelope Kalathus

1993

Rhoda Dorsey
Ruth Horried

Amanda Deems

1994

Rosemart Chapman
Evelyn Chatmon

Becky Kling

1995

Mary Lynn Emerick
Shelly Jones Hawkins

Patricia Diaz

1996

M. Kim Ward

Shannon Lynch

1997

Sharon Lewetzki
Nancy Dietrich

Julia Dunning

1998

Terri Parrish
LaFrance K. Muldrow

Rebecca Umberger

1999

Anne Lee
Jacqueline Duru

Alexis Walters

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Winners from 1983 to 1989

Year

Woman of the Year

Young Woman of the Year

1983

Jo Fisher

Not applicable

1984

Patricia A. Hanges

Not applicable

1985

Frances C. Bannan
Ardis Bell
Sharron B. Preston
Janet Tolbert
Hannah Lindsay

Not applicable

1986

Elizabeth Brownall
Anna E. Hallam
Lillian Lee Kim
Betty Okonski
Emily Wolfson

Not applicable

1987

Judith Boggs
Mary Geeson
Mary Jane Huffman

Not applicable

1988

Ella White Campbell
Peg Sullivan

Cynthia Frosch

1989

Mary Lou Quaid
Marge Capecci
Marian Kells

Allison Akehurst

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Revised July 9, 2015

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