Woman of the Year Update!

The Woodstock Professional and Business Women are accepting nominations for the 2023 Woman of the Year Award through Friday, February 24, 2023.

The Woman of the Year Award is given to a woman who lives and/or works in the greater Woodstock area, and whose leadership and creativity in either cultural, economic development, educational, environmental, human services, or civic endeavors have contributed to enhancing the quality of life in the Woodstock community.

Additional nomination forms may be obtained at Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & the Woodstock Public Library. Alternately, you may access a nomination form on our website: www.wpbw.org. For additional information, contact Kim Keefe at (815) 790-4852 or [email protected]

Completed forms should be sent or dropped off to: WPBW Woman of the Year Award, c/o Kim Keefe, 111 W South St, Woodstock, IL 60098 OR Email: [email protected]

Last year’s recipient was Terry Willcockson – a long-time City of Woodstock employee & volunteer who has brought significant positive attention and millions of dollars to our town. Her current effort to drive economic growth centers around Woodstock's emergence as an age-friendly community, increasing the opportunities, resources, and quality of life for residents of all ages.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us to honor the women who have given so much to shaping the fabulous community of Woodstock. The award will be presented at a reception on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Oliver’s Banquet Room on the Woodstock Square.

Welcome to the WPBW!

We are dedicated to community service and the elevation of standards for women in business and the professions. We are committed to extending opportunities for education to women who wish to begin or further their careers in the professional or business fields.

To pay tribute to community service we award the "Woman of the Year" to a Woodstock area resident who has given selflessly to her community by way of education, fine arts, or social service. Click on "Community Service" above for the nomination form and other information.

We also award the Frances Kuhn Scholarship each year to three women from the community, over the age of 22, who express a desire to return to school in order to further their careers in the business or professional fields. Click on "Education" above for further information and a scholarship application.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the WPBW, click on "Membership" above for membership information and forms.