The Woman Today magazine welcomed well over 100 guests to Northland Country Club Tuesday, April 10 for the second annual Recognizing Women as a Driving Force event, sponsored by Essentia Health and MPECU.

Duluth Media Group Advertising Director Megan Wedel opened the evening, and Life House Executive Director Maude Dornfeld served as the night’s keynote speaker. Ali Comnick announced each winner and read the submission statements. In-depth stories on the winners can be found in the June-July issue of The Woman Today magazine.

Most Engaged Volunteer: Carmen Wendland
Nominees: Andrea Sande, Donna Howard, Kalee Hermanson, Kandi Geary, Lauri Cushing, Marge Swor, Marie Pank, Shannon Jorgenson

Leadership Award: Maude Dornfeld
Nominees: Carolyn Nelson-Kavajecz, Chani Ninneman, Deanna Bennett, Deb Otto, Ina Newton, Jane Johnson, Jenny Peterson, Karla Mitchell, Pam Baillie-Johnson, Renee VanNett, Rondi Watson, Stephanie LaFleur

Mentor Award: Misty and Emily Matson
Nominees: Danielle Berkseth, Donita Ettestad, Paula Bursch

Spirit Award: Kelly Alvar
Nominees: Katie Robinson, Kelly Kleven, Kelsey Veech, Margaret Taylor, Rachel Johnson, Talia Martens, Zhara Davies

Silent Advocate: Cindy Macaulay
Nominees: Beth Holst, Katie Hanson, Pam Franklin

Rosie Award: Anita Stech
Nominees: Michelle Wall, Bonnie Sundberg, Connie Sylvester, Janet Nelson, Kathleen Adee, Kellie Scissons, Kelly Alvar, Lindsey Graskey, MJ Christner, Penny Gellatly, Stephanie King