Outstanding Women of Today... Builders of Tomorrow

2017 Awards Luncheon

And the 2017 Outstanding Women of Today Honorees are....

At the 2017 Outstanding Women of Today... Builders of Tomorrow Awards Luncheon, 23 outstanding women were honored for their dedication in their field of work. 

Top honors were awarded to the following:


Honorees of the 2017 Outstanding Women of Today… Builders of Tomorrow Award were (Pictured L-R) Kayci Prince (Outstanding Women of Tomorrow), Shanna Sims- Bradish (Government), Angela Renee Lightfoot- Pumford (Corporate), Pia K. Jakobsson  (Education), Melissa Hailey (Small Business), Christina Melton Crain (Nonprofit) and Cheryl Koch (Health Care).


Congratulations to all of this year's nominees recognized for their

outstanding achievements and passionate dedication

to their careers and the community!


Heather H. Hurd • Frost Bank
Gina Miller • FC Dallas
Angela Renee Lightfoot-Pumford • GN Hearing USA


Sharon Edwards Cook • Eastfield College
Naomi R. Emmett • The University of Texas at Dallas
Yolanda Jackson-Gaither • Apollo STEAM Academy
Pia K. Jakobsson, PhD • The University of Texas at Dallas
Carol H. Kent • Richland College


Shanna Sims-Bradish • City of Richardson

Heath Care

Christine A. Folmar, DC, DICCP, FICCP • Dr. Christine A. Folmar
Lee Ann Heath • True North Counseling, LPC-S
Cheryl Koch • Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Katy Perkins, LMSW-AP • Kingsman Consulting, LLC


Catherine Barr • Texas Winds Musical Outreach, Inc.
Dorothy Burton • Christians in Public Service
Christina Melton Crain, Esq • Unlocking DOORS™
Kathy Shockley • Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter
Rabbi Elana Zelony • Congregation Beth Torah

Small Business

Melissa Hailey • North Texas Top Team Realtors
Cheryl L. Mullin • Mullin Law PC

Outstanding Women of Today

Julie Liscano Cornelius • Beautiful Lips with Julie, LLC
Kayci Prince • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano
Cristal Retana • Office of Councilman Adam McGough

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