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17th Annual 25 Women In Leadership Awards Gala

WEEK is proud to bring you the 17th Annual 25 Women in Leadership Awards. The prestigious 25 Women in Leadership Award is designed to recognize women of all ages from the young to the mature, all races and religions, who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to the betterment of themselves, their family, their company, and their community at large. 

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  • Leslie Seiler

    Leslie Seiler

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-09-06 20:14:43 GMT

    Leslie is a video producer for Simantel Group, but she is so much more. She was a beat reporter for the Peoria Journal Star covering police, fire and the courts. 

    Leslie is a video producer for Simantel Group, but she is so much more. She was a beat reporter for the Peoria Journal Star covering police, fire and the courts. 

  • Krista Piper

    Krista Piper

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:31:32 GMT
    Energetic, focused, kind – these are the words used by Krista’s employees to describe Krista Piper, owner of Blue Boutique. Blue Boutique is in Peoria and Washington and is a successful young business and Krista has been instrumental in teaming up with other small business owners to promote shopping local. Krista believes in giving back to her community and her passion is for the arts, education and conservation. Krista has opened her boutique to give women of all ages a...
    Energetic, focused, kind – these are the words used by Krista’s employees to describe Krista Piper, owner of Blue Boutique. Blue Boutique is in Peoria and Washington and is a successful young business and Krista has been instrumental in teaming up with other small business owners to promote shopping local. Krista believes in giving back to her community and her passion is for the arts, education and conservation. Krista has opened her boutique to give women of all ages a...
  • Shalandra Burch

    Shalandra Burch

    Friday, September 1 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-01 20:49:12 GMT

    Innovator, forward thinker, driven…these are three words used to describe Shalandra.

    Innovator, forward thinker, driven…these are three words used to describe Shalandra.

  • Christina Anne White

    Christina Anne White

    Thursday, August 31 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-08-31 19:42:01 GMT

    Christina works evenings as a part time kitchen supervisor for the Tazewell County Jail and by day as a full time volunteer teacher for Tomorrow’s Hope Christian Academy in Pekin. 

    Christina works evenings as a part time kitchen supervisor for the Tazewell County Jail and by day as a full time volunteer teacher for Tomorrow’s Hope Christian Academy in Pekin. 

  • Angela Moore

    Angela Moore

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-08-30 18:12:24 GMT

    Angela Moore is said to be one of those leaders you turn to for inspiration and advice.

    Angela Moore is said to be one of those leaders you turn to for inspiration and advice.

  • Danielle Easton

    Danielle Easton

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-08-29 21:32:42 GMT

    As a lifelong Peorian, Danielle believes in giving back to her community. 

    As a lifelong Peorian, Danielle believes in giving back to her community. 

  • Barbara Toohill

    Barbara Toohill

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-08-29 13:56:06 GMT

    Tonight, we introduce you to Barbara Toohill...

    Tonight, we introduce you to Barbara Toohill...

  • Rahmat Na'Allah

    Rahmat Na'Allah

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-08-29 13:53:34 GMT

    As part of our 25 Women in Leadership we are proud to announce another one of the exceptional women in our community, nominated by you, the public. Hear from Rahmat Na'Allah in her own words...

    As part of our 25 Women in Leadership we are proud to announce another one of the exceptional women in our community, nominated by you, the public. Hear from Rahmat Na'Allah in her own words...

  • Dawn Bozeman

    Dawn Bozeman

    Monday, August 28 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-08-28 18:42:58 GMT

    Dawn Bozeman believes in the value of education and community service. 

    Dawn Bozeman believes in the value of education and community service. 

  • Christine Kahl

    Christine Kahl

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-08-24 20:16:22 GMT

    Christine Kahl is the president CEO of the South Side Office of Concern. 

    Christine Kahl is the president CEO of the South Side Office of Concern. 

  • Holly Fisher

    Holly Fisher

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-08-23 13:04:59 GMT

    My name is Holly Fisher and I'm the Director of Sales for Peterson Hotels.
     

    My name is Holly Fisher and I'm the Director of Sales for Peterson Hotels.
     

  • Brenda Stadsholt

    Brenda Stadsholt

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:00:18 GMT

    My name is Brenda Stadsholt. I am Mayor of the City of Havana. I'm a retired educator. 

    My name is Brenda Stadsholt. I am Mayor of the City of Havana. I'm a retired educator. 

  • Lisa Lynn Preston

    Lisa Lynn Preston

    Friday, August 18 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-08-18 19:20:59 GMT

    Nurse, teacher, mentor…these are a few of the words used to describe Lisa. As an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist College of Nursing, Lisa instills the values of compassion and giving back to the community. 

    Nurse, teacher, mentor…these are a few of the words used to describe Lisa. As an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist College of Nursing, Lisa instills the values of compassion and giving back to the community. 

  • Carrie Kerr

    Carrie Kerr

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-08-17 13:31:32 GMT

    My name is Carrie and I'm a Speech Language Pathologist for Child's Nature. 

    My name is Carrie and I'm a Speech Language Pathologist for Child's Nature. 

  • Theresa Adelman-Mullally

    Theresa Adelman-Mullally

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:46:40 GMT

    Scientist, nurse, mentor, veteran, teacher…Theresa wears many hats. 

    Scientist, nurse, mentor, veteran, teacher…Theresa wears many hats. 

  • Sandy Garza

    Sandy Garza

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:46:40 GMT

    Sandy Garza is a leader who makes a difference in the lives of many Peoria area families. 

    Sandy Garza is a leader who makes a difference in the lives of many Peoria area families. 

  • Roxy Baker

    Roxy Baker

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:46:40 GMT
    Roxy’s friends say that she embodies what 25 Women in Leadership is all about. She is both hard working and has a sense of giving. Work wise she is a nail technician, a radio talk show host on WWCT and teaches water fitness classes. Roxy is able to wear all these hats and still have time to donate her time. Each week Roxy works at Sophia’s Offerings at Angels Kitchen. She is also a board member for the Heart of Illinois Fair, a volunteer at WTVP and is involved with the S...
    Roxy’s friends say that she embodies what 25 Women in Leadership is all about. She is both hard working and has a sense of giving. Work wise she is a nail technician, a radio talk show host on WWCT and teaches water fitness classes. Roxy is able to wear all these hats and still have time to donate her time. Each week Roxy works at Sophia’s Offerings at Angels Kitchen. She is also a board member for the Heart of Illinois Fair, a volunteer at WTVP and is involved with the S...
  • Dawn Page

    Dawn Page

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-08-16 21:40:41 GMT
    Dawn is one leader who is not above rolling up her sleeves and pitching in. Dawn owns three businesses, Mad Dog Cleaning, Blondies Gaming Cafes and Attitudes and Nail Images Salon. Dawn’s employees say Dawn has a positive attitude and her spirit is infectious. In fact, they say Dawn knows no limits. In 2015 Dawn created the non for profit organization called Attitudes for a Cause, the Sabrina Page Foundation in honor of Sabrina K. Page who passed away due to a brain tumor. This...
    Dawn is one leader who is not above rolling up her sleeves and pitching in. Dawn owns three businesses, Mad Dog Cleaning, Blondies Gaming Cafes and Attitudes and Nail Images Salon. Dawn’s employees say Dawn has a positive attitude and her spirit is infectious. In fact, they say Dawn knows no limits. In 2015 Dawn created the non for profit organization called Attitudes for a Cause, the Sabrina Page Foundation in honor of Sabrina K. Page who passed away due to a brain tumor. This...
  • Jo Garrison

    Jo Garrison

    Friday, August 11 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-11 21:00:13 GMT

    Jo is the Director of Ambulatory Patient Care at OSF Medical Center. 

    Jo is the Director of Ambulatory Patient Care at OSF Medical Center. 

  • Lisa Schwab

    Lisa Schwab

    Thursday, August 10 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-10 21:00:11 GMT

    Lisa is the owner and a licensed clinical professional counselor at Whole Life Solutions, LLC in Peoria and Pathways Counseling Solutions, LLC in Galesburg. 

    Lisa is the owner and a licensed clinical professional counselor at Whole Life Solutions, LLC in Peoria and Pathways Counseling Solutions, LLC in Galesburg. 

  • Pam Howe

    Pam Howe

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:00:11 GMT

    Pam is known for her success in the male dominated world of banking. She is a vice president at Commerce Bank. But that is not why she is here today. 

    Pam is known for her success in the male dominated world of banking. She is a vice president at Commerce Bank. But that is not why she is here today. 

  • Sara Skolaski

    Sara Skolaski

    Friday, August 4 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-04 21:00:15 GMT

    In October 2015 Sara Skolaski had a life changing experience.

    In October 2015 Sara Skolaski had a life changing experience.

  • Myskeshia Mitchell

    Myskeshia Mitchell

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:12:44 GMT

    Myskeshia is an advocate for education. At Manual Academy she works as a high school counselor and also works on getting high school students on the college track. 

    Myskeshia is an advocate for education. At Manual Academy she works as a high school counselor and also works on getting high school students on the college track. 

  • Amy Whiting McCoy

    Amy Whiting McCoy

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-08-04 13:12:08 GMT

    When we say Amy and the McCoy Family, we think St. Jude. Amy leads many strategic initiatives for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year. 

    When we say Amy and the McCoy Family, we think St. Jude. Amy leads many strategic initiatives for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year. 

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