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Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
Women In Business
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Inaugural Influencing Women Awards Gala
 A Sincere Thank You Goes to Everyone Who Attended, 
Supported and Organized A Truly Incredible Gala Event
to Celebrate Several Outstanding Women and
Businesses Who Support Women
in the Donelson-Hermitage Area.
Photos by:  Sarah Boyce
Presented by: 
Sponsored by:
RHP Logo Brands Color DIGITAL 1
 pinnacle financial partners
    • Thursday, June 20th, 6:00–9:00pm in Studio A, at The Grand Ole Opry House.
    • This the Inaugural Influencing Women Awards recognition of several outstanding local women & businesses.
    • The dinner theme is the classic, yet classy, “Birds and Bubbles”; a champagne and hot chicken pairing presented by Party Fowl with the "champagne of chicken" from Springer Mountain Farms.
    • Entertainment by professional musicians and performances by former Hee Haw cast members Buck Trent, Lulu Roman, & Ronnie Stoneman.

              HeeHaw Buck     HeeHaw Lulu 2     HeeHaw Roni Stoneman sparkle

Click for the Gala's Press Release (pre-event)

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to:
 GOTR Mid TN Color Logo
Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. 
Congratulations to the Award Recipients and all the finalists: 
Standing Ovation Award
The Standing Ovation Award recognizes a woman who has created influence and significance in the entertainment industry and has shown the advocacy of other women in her field by mentoring and supporting them in their professional success. She generously shares her time, advocating for her community and various organizations.  
This year's recipient, Jeannie Seely, truly embodies the spirit of the award. 
In future years, this award will be named after Jeannie. 
Jeannie Seely has blazed a trail for others to follow throughout her musical career.  
Jeannie Seely
The other six Awards and the finalists are: 
Beyond the Glass Ceiling Award
    Sponsored by Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Recognizes a woman who has utilized her position, stature, expertise and influence to break down
barriers and effect innovation and positive change in her profession, industry or enterprise.
  - Gina Keltner  *Award Recipient* 
  - Sharon Kipp
  - Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Champion of Women Award -
    Sponsored by Deloitte
Recognizes a business or organization who has demonstrated outstanding efforts to empower women
through its policies, programs, culture, diversity and inclusion. These efforts have supported women’s
economic empowerment and achievements in the business world as well as the local business
  - Party Fowl
  - Piedmont Natural Gas
  - Pinnacle Financial Partners  *Award Recipient* 
Heart of Donelson-Hermitage Award -
    Sponsored by Holladay PropertyServices, Midwest Inc.
Recognizes a woman who is making outstanding contributions to their community. This community
advocate demonstrates how people with passion and determination can use their lives to make a
difference in the community.
  - Lisa Cathcart
  - Michele Mazzu  *Award Recipient* 
  - Stephanie Ponder Randolph

Lifetime Legacy Award -
    Sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust
Recognizes a woman who has demonstrated superior leadership over several years and who has a
significant track record of long-term achievements and accomplishments in business, industry and/or
  - Deann Bradford
  - Betty Cannon  *Award Recipient* 
  - Lucy Foutch

Woman to Watch Award - 
    Sponsored by the Horizon Insurance Group 
Recognizes an up and coming businesswoman under 40 who has demonstrated success and vision,
made noteworthy contributions and is on her way to making a meaningful imprint on the future of her
organization and the local business community.
  - Lakendra Butler
  - Jesseh Smith
  - Megan Stricker  *Award Recipient* 

WOW Award - Woman-Owned Workplace -
    Sponsored by the Stevens Group, LLC
Recognizes a woman-owned business that has demonstrated leadership, excellence, innovation,
growth, strength, leadership and has given back to the community.
  - HJL Management - Jane Eakes
  - Hermitage Steakhouse - Lisa Eastland  *Award Recipient* 
  - The Law Office of Jennifer McCoy PC - Jennifer McCoy 
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