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Owatonna Business Women is proud of our long history of honoring amazing women through our Woman of Achievement award. Below you will find the list of Woman of Achievement honorees by year. The Woman of Achievement winner for each year is in bold.

2020
Lisa Hyland
Kristin Haberman, Barb Heerema, Lisa Kern

2019
Jane Elsner
Diane Holland, Joleen Sherrets, Julie Sullivan, Jannell Tufte

2018
Janet Simon
Laura Resler, Beth Fondell, Jolayne Mohs 

2017 
Cheri Krejci
Amy LaDue, Kellyanna Moore, Kim Schaufenbuel, Linda Hoffman

2016
Carol Belmore
Laurie Running, Lori Weisenburger, Michelle Redman, Deb McDermott Johnson 

2015
Annette Frank
MaryAnn Higgins, Bonnie Krueger, Ann Miller, Kim Ramsey

2014
Carol Holinka-Wurdeman 
Theresa Anderson, Dr. Lori Griffin, Vicki Skala, Christy Tryhus

2013
Katie Smith
Paula Rue, Gloria Kolander, Sonja Harris, Mary Overlee Olson

2012
Beth Svenby
Vicki Jensen, Becky Dawley, Robin Hoesley, Trudy Pierce

2011
Vicki Olivo
Catherine Benner, Kris Busse, Gail Buckingham, Mary Hawkins

2010
Julie Rethemeier
Gege Abraham, Maralou Brose, Lois Nelson, Anne Lamb 

2009
Karen Duncan
Sheila Meixner, Stephanie Olson, Cindy O'Meara, Edna Ringhofer, Mary Schwanke, Nancy Sletten, Shelby Zempel

2008
Kim Purscell
Christine Long, Nancy Vaillancourt, Jan Schmidt, Leslea Partridge, Evelina Giobbe, Peng Olson

2007
Teri Wallace
Julie A. Nelson, Sue Pap, Kathy Purdie 

2006
Stormy Trom
Melanie Nelson, Kay Oberle, Dee Ann Pettyjohn, Colleen Wigham

2005
Mary Butler-Fraser

2004
Kathy Muellerleile

2003
Renee Worke

2002
Betsy Kennedy Lindgren

2001
Connie Ruth

2000
Beverly Cashman

1999
Lois Nelson

1998
Charlene Ost
Maxine Ronglien

1997
Margaret Michaletz

1996 
Lisa Born
Dianne Nesvig

1995
Robin Oman

1994
Julianna Skluzacek

1993
Trish Groesbeck

1992
Joyce Mattson

1991
Diane Larson

1990
Sharon West

1989
Linda Miller Steinbronn

1988
Paula O’Brien

1987
Carol Hacmac

1986
Carol Schultz

1985
Barbara Jacobson

1984
Wanda Thompson

1983
Jeanne Freeberg

1982
Bonnie Knutson

1981
Mary Monson
Jan Nissen

1980
Berniece Casperson

1979
Marlene Garmann

1978
Rita Stilwell

1977
Mary Walbran

1976
Virginia Bjoraker

1975
Ev Green
Hazel Gullickson
Gwen Fichten
Lois Sorenson-Yule
Maren Chandler

1974
Betty Knipping

1973
Ethel Meixner

1972
Jeanette Pirkl


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