Extraordinary Women Awards

Each year we honor six women that have dedicated their time and efforts into being the best they can be either in their business or their community. We are proud to present the 2017 Extraordinary Women Awards winners.


Entrepreneur of the Year: Teri evans with hand and stone massage

 An Austin area female entrepreneur who has made a difference in other women's or girl's lives. She is a business owner who lives and runs her business with high values and standards, contributing to the local community and non profits, helping other business owners and/or her staff to develop, sharing her skills and inputs for the benefit of others. 

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Philanthropist Woman of the year: Spruce Dickerson with Flip Flop to the World

An Austin area philanthropist who has made a major difference to local charities or non profits through time, talent or treasure provided.

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Corporate Woman of the Year: Karen Rapp with Texas National Instruments

An Austin area corporate (including Government and non profit) employee who makes a difference in the lives of her colleagues in the business, or in her networking groups, who contributes to non profits, the local community, or women’s/girls groups.




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Community Member of the Year: Kristen Huguley with Texas Humane Heores

An Austin area woman whose actions make a major difference in the lives of others in her community, school district, non profits or family.

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young woman of the year: Melanie Hudson with Texas Tech University 

A junior or senior currently enrolled in an Austin area High School who has contributed exceptionally to school activities, her local community, and philanthropy or girls groups over the past year. She will have “made a difference” in others lives.




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Twib Rising Star of the Year: Lisa Magruder  with Austin Emergency Center

For members of Texas Women in Business only, this award highlights the achievements of our members who have shown leadership within the organization!