On March 16th, Prince George’s County held its 31st Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon to celebrate the dynamic accomplishments of women who serve in and partner with government and their impact on people and communities. The national theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” only affirms what we have been doing all of these years. The Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon drew nearly 1,000 women—not only from government, but also from the arts, business, education, religion, nonprofits, and other disciplines—who are doing great work. It is the County’s premiere networking event for those who want to connect to the women of the Washington metropolitan area.
The highlight of the event is the presentation of the coveted Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award, which annually honors a woman who works in Prince George’s County Government and who resides in the County. The nominees must demonstrate strong leadership skills, and a track record of community involvement.
In addition The Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship has been presented to more than 40 youth since 1999. The scholarship is presented to two high school seniors, who reside and attend school in Prince George’s County, based on their academic achievements.
Last year, County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, presented the first WInG Award (Women In Government Award) to celebrate accomplishments that are inspirational, innovative, informative, and/or influential to the work of government.
A historical moment of this year’s luncheon will be the recognition of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who is retiring her seat in the U.S. Senate after 30 years of service.
To learn more about this year’s inspiring event, click here.
This event is made even more successful through the tremendous support of our sponsors:
- The Hon. Derrick Leon Davis, Chair, Council District 6
- Corvias Solutions
- Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Office of the Chairman
Stars & Stripes Sponsors
- The Honorable Mary A. Lehman, Council District 1
- The Honorable Todd M. Turner, Council District 4
- The Honorable Karen R. Toles, Council District 7
- The Honorable Obie Patterson, Council District 8
- The Honorable Mel Franklin, Council District 9
- Cheryl Wood Empowers
- End Time Harvest Ministries
- Mall at Prince George’s
- MGM National Harbor
- Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council
- Prince George’s Community College
- Prince George’s County Commission for Women
- Prince George’s County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
- Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
- Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County
- Southern Management Corporation
- The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation
- The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
- Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
- Women’s Empowerment Conference Planning & Resource Committee
- The Honorable Deni Taveras, Council District 2
- The Honorable Dannielle M. Glaros, Vice Chair, Council District 3
- Bald Express Media
- Department of Social Services, Prince George’s County
- Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable, Inc.
- M&T Bank
- Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce
- Strategic Solutions Center
- The Training Source
- Apartment and Office Building Association
- Center for Nonprofit Advancement
- CERT of Clinton, MD
- CMT Services, Inc.
- Emerge Maryland
- Kettering Baptist Church
- Prince George's County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Prince George’s Section, National Council of Negro Women
- Washington Gas
- Women Business Owners (WBO) of Prince George’s County