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Baltimore County Names 2021 Women of the Year

Read about the 2021 winners: Woman and Young Woman of the Year, and the Woman Making a Difference Awardee.

Each year the Baltimore County Commission for Women accepts nominations for its annual "Woman of the Year," "Young Woman of the Year" and "Woman Making a Difference" awards.

The Commission is no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 Woman of the Year awards.

Eligibility Criteria

Previous winners and elected officials are not eligible to be nominated.

NominationEligibility Criteria

Woman of the Year

  • Must reside in Baltimore County for a minimum of three years
  • Has made significant, unique and lasting contributions within the community, workplace or school to champion the interests and needs of women and families
  • Serves as a role model of inspiration and achievement for other women
  • Enhances the lives of the citizens of Baltimore County

Young Woman of the Year

  • Must be a high school senior attending a Baltimore County school
  • Is a proven leader
  • Has made an extraordinary impact on her school and community through volunteering

Woman Making a Difference

  • Will be chosen from the nominees submitted for WOTY and YWOTY
  • Has made a powerful impact on the community through volunteer efforts (includes college students)
  • Has outstanding achievements or made unique contributions to their community
  • Ability to provide creative solutions to complex community and social challenges
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