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Join us for the 50th Annual Woman of Achievement Celebration!



Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring and uplifting event!  Men, women, teenagers, children ... all are welcome and encouraged to celebrate and honor the successes of all of the amazing women who will be highlighted at various points in the evening. Ticket sales are ending soon, so get your tickets at Kottke Jewelers this week if you want to be part of this wonderful event. 


Honoring the incredible achievements and selfless dedication of five amazing, community-nominated Women of Achievement! The evening culminates with one of the five incredibly-deserving nominees awarded as the 2022 Woman of Achievement. 


Honoring one amazing woman for a Lifetime of incredible Achievement and service that has paved the way and positively impacted our community for decades.  


Highlighting one outstanding young woman for showing great promise toward a successful career and positive impact on our community.


Awarding eleven $1,000 scholarships to aspiring women in our community who will be furthering their education in college and show great potential to positively impact our community in the future.  

WHERE:  Owatonna Country Club ~ 1991 Lemond Road, Owatonna, MN

WHEN:  Saturday, March 19th, 2022 with Social Hour beginning at 6pm and official Program beginning at 7pm

FOOD & BEVERAGE: A substantial sampling of hors d'oeuvres will be available at stations in the Member Dining Area and butlered during the social hour from 6pm to 7pm.  A cash bar serving alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.  

We encourage everyone to socialize, mingle and enjoy yourself during the social hour prior to the program.

SEATING: Table seating is reserved for our honorees and sponsors at the Gold, Platinum or higher level.  Silver and Bronze sponsorships, as well as general event tickets purchased, will entitle you to seating in the chair section of the ballroom during the program.  

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WHAT DO I WEAR: Celebration attire is 'business dressy' although we encourage guests to dress up in festive-cocktail or evening attire this year to celebrate this milestone event!  Plan to walk the Red Carpet and have your photo taken 'paparazzi style' as part of our "Old Hollywood Glamour" theme to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of this prestigious event.     (Please know that all are welcome and the themed dress code is just for fun.  Any style of dress will be welcome.  Dress to your comfort and inclination.)

Please feel free to reach out to our 2022 event co-chairs Melinda Estey or Leshia Cummins with any questions via email at OBWWomanOfAchievement@gmail.com.

Acceptance of Scholarship applications and Nominations for our 2022 event has closed as of February 4th, 2022.  

Owatonna Business Women is excited to be back in person for the 50th Annual Woman of Achievement Celebration in 2022. We invite you to share in this excitement by sponsoring the event, attending the celebration, or nominating someone you know for a Woman of Achievement honor. You can help us continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Steele County women and providing financial support to women continuing their education.

The keynote speaker for the 50th annual event is Lisa Hyland, 2020 Woman of Achievement winner and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources with Federated Insurance. In addition to honoring women in three categories - Woman of Achievement, Young Careerist, and Lifetime Achievement - OBW plans to give 10, $1,000 scholarships to local women pursuing post-secondary education through this event. We can only do that with support from our community. Encourage a woman you know to apply for a scholarship and consider how you can sponsor. We hope to see you at the Owatonna Country Club on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

For more details on how to support the 50th Annual Woman of Achievement, visit Woman of Achievement Sponsorship.

The Woman of Achievement award has been given out since 1972 as a way to honor business and professional women living and working in Steele County who have distinguished themselves in their careers and communities. A panel of independent, unbiased, out-of-town judges chooses the final recipient based on criteria that includes successful achievement in their chosen career, assistance to others in chosen career or assistance to youth and young careerists, volunteer effort in service or professional organizations, civic engagement, and other leadership roles within the community.


Owatonna Business Women extends its sincere gratitude to the many businesses and individuals who generously supported this year's 50th Annual Woman of Achievement Celebration. Thank you to all sponsors!

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