The Soroptimist Ruby Award
The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women honors the first federation President Ruby Lee Minar. Ruby is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love: All words embodying the award recipients.
- has worked to improve the lives of women and girls,
- has had a significant impact on the lives or women and girls,
- would inspire and encourage other women.
- A woman in the community who is improving the lives of women or girls through her professional or personal life.
- By identifying and focusing on a need of women and girls, this woman has contributed to the improvement of their lives.
- Although we may honor a woman for a lifetime of good work, the majority of the work should have occurred within the past two years.
Think about the other organizations, service or otherwise, you belong to and the types of exceptional women leaders you know. Consider the contributions they make towards the betterment of other women. And then consider them for nomination for the Ruby Award. The deadline is December 1st.
To obtain a nomination form, submit a completed nomination form, or if you have any questions please contact us.
Past SI/Wichita Ruby Award Recipients
2012 Pat Jones, Executive Director of Dress for Success, Wichita, KS
2013 Peggy Johnson, who was instrumental in bringing the Komen Race for the Cure to Wichita and being an advocate for adequate funding for screening programs and breast cancer research initiatives
2014 Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, founder and executive director for the Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University
2015 Lynn Gilkey, founder and executive director of Caring Ladies Assisting Students to Succeed – C.L.A.S.S.
2017 Shellee Morrison, former CEO at Carpenter Place and founder of the Shellee Morrison Christian Learning Center at Carpenter Place.
2018 Angela Lampe, Executive Director of the Wichita Family Crisis Center (formerly the YWCA of Wichita)