NATIONAL LEADERSHIP WEEKEND AND PAGEANT
Nov. 10-12, 2017 – Queen Mary
Mrs. U. S. Woman of Achievement
Lindsay Gorske, (Mrs. Colorado) won Mrs. U.S. and a platform award for her own program entitled: "Wholehearted Girls" -- Empowering girls to unlock their greatness and live courageously. Lindsay is now working on bringing this program to local schools in her state.
Ms. U. S. Woman of Achievement
An avid supporter of the USO, Elizabeth has worked in various paid and unpaid volunteer capacities for the USO. She also works in conjunction with Designer Sherri Hill to assist deserving young women to wear the "dress of their dreams". Elizabeth represented Florida at Nationals and was a speech, platform and talent winner.
Kim Summerall Jones
Ms. Elite U.S.
Kim Summerall Jones (Ms. Arizona) was a top finalist in the platform competition before winning the Ms. Elite. A fitness buff and speaker on behalf of Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI), Kim provides hope and resources for caregivers nationwide.
Legacy Queen - Woman of Achievement
Vickie Hines has been named "Legacy Queen" at WOA as she has lived a life dedicated to the American Heart Association and bringing awareness and is a Survivor of heart disease. Vickie was not only the overall Evening Gown Winner but received the "Art Lewin Style Award" at Nationals by world-renowned style arbiter Art Lewin. We honor Vickie for her excellent service to her platform of "GoRed for Women" and the AHA, as well as her philanthropy to that organization and a woman who lives her platform daily.
Tanya Carroll Eldemire
Mrs. Elite U.S. Woman of Achievement - 2017
Tanya Eldemire (Mrs. Elite Texas) represented her platform: "CASA" (Children's advocacy in the courts). She was a top 6 platform finisher and first place in interview. Texas,was also a Style Award finalist at the National Pageant and is already making appearances in her new role--having been interviewed on TV and radio within weeks of the National event.
2017 U.S. WOA Ambassador Queen
Marsha's platform is "Encouraging others to empower their passion by taking it to the next level." As a local running champion, Marsha has participated in over 140 charity races, promoting heart health, the AHA & is also very active with Professional Women's Organizations in Florida.
In 2010 after surviving a roll-over accident with a traumatic brain injury, Ani is now on a crusade to help families--especially those with small children to "Buckle Up". Her educational program "Miss Buckle Up Princess" won the Beverly Jean top platform at the National Event, before she was named Ms. National United States.
Ms. National United States
Ms. National United States
Twice winning top honors in Platform Excellence at WOA, and named to the Nevada State Commission for Women, Brooke has raised over $10 million for the National Alzheimer's Association.
“Where Your Platform Is Our Passion”
Woman of Achievement offers a venue for single and married women of all ages to attend networking events, an Annual Leadership Luncheon and National Pageant awarding cash grants for community service as well as recognition for academic achievement, self improvement through creative arts and public speaking. The mission of Woman of Achievement is to recognize outstanding women and organizations for their work in their respective communities, and to connect women through networking and enrichment courses. We welcome nominations of outstanding women who deserve to be rewarded for giving back to their communities.
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What is Woman of Achievement?
Acknowledging the Beauty in Service, Self-Development and Education Among Today’s Modern Woman.
Platform Preliminary Finalists
Platform Cash Award Winners
Ani Hugdens (Florida)
Kim Summerall (Arizona)
Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery & Support
The Queen Mary
Location: Aboard the Queen Mary Ship leaving Long Beach,CA
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Awarding Women Who Are Making A Difference
We offer Seminars, Leadership Workshops and a Pageant Competition for women who are active with community platforms, education and/or visual or performing arts.
25% Personal Interview
25% Platform Interview
20% Creative Expression/Speech
15% Evening Gown
“Thank you for running a fair competition! I’ve been in other pageants that didn’t seem to end so well but after this one I have several women I will be recommending!” -Elvira Osmonov Miss Hollywood Woman of Achievement
Participating in the Woman of Achievement Pageant was more than just a competition. It was 2 days of discovering myself, my desires and how much potential I have. This program doesn’t only focus on outward appearance; it focuses on what lies within…
– Mercedes H. Former Miss California
November 10- 12, 2017