Each year, the Trailblazer Honoree Selection Committee choses up to five women to be awarded based on their above and beyond passion, commitment and leadership. Selection for the award was based on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding reputation in the community as a respected leader;

  • Someone who is effecting real change through your initiative, vision and achievements;

  • Outreach and impact that transcends communities;

  • Inspiring and empowering others through your character, service and leadership;

  • Someone who exemplifies the spirit of the Empower Honoree Trailblazer Award and ability to Empower, Educate and Inspire.