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2018 Women of Vision Awards

Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

2018 Women of Vision Awards

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Suggested Donation $25 by mail or at the door   more info Jun 26, 2018 Free  

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will honor three women for the 2018 Arlington County Women of Vision for their commitment and leadership in the Arlington community. 

  • GOVERNMENT: Lauren Stienstra, Senior Manager for Research and Policy for the Arlington County Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management, is the founder and program manager for HERricane Arlington, a summer camp and continuing education program designed to give high school-aged girls the knowledge, skills, and abilities to survive disasters and consider careers in emergency management and allied fields.

  • BUSINESS: Sushmita Mazumdar is an Arlington-based artist, writer, educator, and founder of Studio Pause, a space where everyday people are invited to make time for creativity and celebrate community. For the last 10 years, her work has encouraged children, families, and seniors to share their stories of home, heritage, and migration through the fun and exciting book arts. 

  • NONPROFIT: Adrienne Griffen, MPP, is the founder and executive director of Postpartum Support Virginia. Adrienne started PSVa to fill a gap in services: when she experienced postpartum depression and anxiety in 2002, it took almost six months to find the help she needed. Since then, she has been providing information, outreach, and support to new mothers and the healthcare providers who serve them.

The event will also feature keynote speakers Kathy Tran, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 42, elected to the chamber in 2017 and Barbara Amaya, advocate, author and survivor leader in the movement to end human trafficking and violence against women. 

About the Women of Vision Awards

The Women of Vision awards are presented each year by the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women. The awards are given to individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to women’s issues and have, over time, developed and communicated their vision for women and engaged community members and other leaders in order to realize this vision.

About the Ceremony and Tickets:

Winners in the categories of Business, Government and Non-profit will be honored at the 32nd Annual Women of Vision Award Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26th at 7 pm at Arlington Economic Development. Arlington Economic Development is conveniently located near the Ballston Metro at 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 1500. AED has garage parking at a max of $11/day. If guests enter the garage after 5PM, the cost is $5. If guests arrive via lobby doors, they will need to use the phone next to the right side of the doors to call building security to let them in.

$25 is the suggested donation for a ticket to this year’s ceremony.

Guests can pay at the door or mail a check to:

Arlington Commission on the Status of Women
c/o Anthonia Sowho
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 318 Arlington, VA 22201

Thanks to our amazing in-kind donors:


Have questions about 2018 Women of Vision Awards? Contact Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

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Arlington Economic Development
1100 North Glebe Road
STE 1500
Arlington, VA 22201

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women

The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women serves as a community advocate and resource on the social and economic interests of all Arlington women.

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