Honorees Chosen for Women of Vision Award

by Katie Pyzyk February 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm 3,833 11 Comments

Just in time for the start of Women’s History Month on Thursday, four winners have been named for this year’s Arlington County Women of Vision award.

Carolyn Cook, Angela Fox, Anita Friedman and Kathleen Sibert were chosen by the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women for their contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Arlington. They will be honored at a ceremony and reception next Tuesday.

At the event, County Manager Barbara Donnellan will moderate a roundtable discussion on women’s education and empowerment.

The ceremony is open to the public and although reservations are not necessary, anyone interested in attending the event at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (4301 Wilson Blvd) on March 6 can RSVP to [email protected] by this Friday, March 2. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. A $25 donation is requested to support CSW.

Here’s the County’s more detailed descriptions of the winners:

  • Carolyn Cook is recognized in the Business category for her work empowering girls and women through mentoring, developing the Our Whole Lives curriculum, implementing CampHers, advocating for a women’s heritage train, and volunteerism with the ERA Campaign Network.
  • Angela Fox is recognized in the Nonprofit category for her work teaching and training the next generation of women leaders, mentoring girls interested in science and technology, working with young mothers in County schools, hosting networking events for women in the workplace, and working with the Women in Green Forum and the Crystal City Business Improvement District.
  • Anita Friedman, chief of the Economic Independence Division of County’s Department of Human Services, is recognized in the government category for her work, together with Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), on the 100,000 Homes for 100,000 Homeless Campaign.
  • Kathleen Sibert is recognized in the Nonprofit category for her efforts to expand the work of A-SPAN, as it ensures that the unique needs of women are addressed with a dedicated floor, nursing services, and more women in key leadership positions. She is also recognized for her collaboration on the 100,000 Homes for 100,000 Homeless Campaign.

  • novasteve

    Funny how a Man of Vision Award would be offensive, and un PC and it must be a “Person of Vision” award, but it’s okay to have a “Woman of Vision Award”.

    • wimmer201

      Do not feed….do not feed…..do not feed…..

      • drax

        Steve’s the guy who can’t fathom the idea of going car free because you need a car to impress chicks.

        Not feeding….

    • a

      I like women.

    • ReverseCommute

      Dear Steve,

      After a long and painful deliberation we have decided to revoke your man card, effective immediately. You are no longer eligible to speak for our kind. We hope it won’t inconvenience you too much.


      The Brotherhood of Men

    • jackson

      Just save time and say ditto, broken record.

    • Max

      as soon as the legislature is passing laws that prevent you from obtaining medical care, then by all means, go demand a man of vision award.

  • novastreve

    Thanks for all the personal attacks, you still never address the point about political correctness and double standards. Would Awarding this Award for Men only be okay? or do you have more insults that can distract you from facing a double standard?

    • SoArl

      I agree with you. I’m female and I actually find these woman awards kind of offensive. It almost implies that women can’t compete with men so they need their own special recognition.

  • claxton

    I’d never heard of this award until about 35 seconds ago and even now I can’t remember what it’s for except I know from Steve’s comments that it’s got something to do with women.

    Let’s be real, no one is really truly offended. The only thing Steve REALLY cares about is if there’s going to be a reception, and if so, will there be free food.

  • OldTimer

    Damn. Helen Keller passed over again.


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