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2020 Women of the Year Nominees

{Pictured above, the 2019 nominees and recipients at the closing of the 2019 award ceremony}


The Bend Chamber and the Source Weekly present the 2020 Women of the Year Awards, sponsored by U.S. Bank.

This year’s nominees have inspired others through their leadership, professional and academic accomplishments, community impact, and efforts to spark change,” states Wendy McGrane, US Bank

The Bend Chamber received 95 nominations and are honored to present to you the 55 who accepted their nomination for this year’s 6th annual Women of the Year Awards. “We are honored to present each and every one of these women from our community, who have brightened the world around them. Congratulations to all the nominees,” stated Robin Rogers, Bend Chamber Director of Programs & Events.

Award Ceremony on February 28, 2020 at Eagle Mtn. Event Center DETAILS

After a rigorous judging process, the winner of each award category will be determined and announced at the awards ceremony. The emcee this year is Moe Carrick: 2016 Woman of the Year recipient, author, consultant, facilitator and founder of Moementum.

“Our community is fortunate to have one cohesive event like the Women of the Year Awards that reveals the achievements of each nominee and recognizes these deserving individuals. This year’s nominees have inspired others through their leadership, professional and academic accomplishments, community impact, and efforts to spark change,” states Wendy McGrane, US Bank Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Leader in Central and Eastern Oregon.

And the 2020 nominees are:

Woman of the Year nominees

Click here to read about all the Community Hero nominees 

Affton Coffelt

Amanda Gow

Bronwen Lodato

Cassie Clemans

Christina Biggs

Colleen Thomas

Dr. Janell Payne

Heidi Slaybaugh

Jennifer Welander

Jesse Durham

Jessica LeBlanc

Jillian Devine

Jillian Taylor

Joanne Mina

Julie Lyche

Karen Brannon

Kristen Riggle

Lindsey Hopper

Melinda Martinez

Rachel Wente-Chaney

ShanRae Hawkins

Tess Ball

Lifetime Achievement

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Amy Yillk

Harriet Langmas

Lawnae Hunter

Sonya Littledeer-Evans

Advancing Women

Click here to read more about the Advancing Women Award Nominees. 

Catherine Cruger

Jennifer Keane

Karina Smith

Luann Abrams

Community Hero

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Amy Renalds

Andrea Rozensweig

Evelia Sandoval

Gail Snyder

Katy Ipock

Lauren Olander

Matina Ferlander Christophersen

Megan Karnopp

Megan Martin

Meera Rupp

Ranae Staley

Renee Shadley

Ruth Galvan

Stacia Williams Biancucci

Sarah Kelley

Tara Feurtado

Woody Medeiros

Young Hero

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Ella Bakker

Angie Acevedo

Arianne Griffy

Keera Puett

Kiley Hein

Marli Von Heideken

Megan Bolt

Shilo Grayson

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