2020 Award Winners

Each honoree upholds the legacy of the Pinnacle Awards, which is reflected in women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform community service, and advocate for women’s issues. All winners will be honored on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa with a spectacular dinner event with dazzling entertainment, and a truly meaningful program and tribute to these deserving award winners.

Anna C. Roth Legacy Award: Tina Pina

Associate professor of Spanish & Community/Medical Interpreter Trainer at Tulsa Community College (TCC).  Host of "Temas en Tulsa" a television program produced in Spanish at TCC that promotes current events, the arts, culture and education in Tulsa region.  Tina is President of Mita’s Foundation providing charitable relief and improving the quality of life for underprivileged children of Peru and their families. She is a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Award by the United Nations of Oklahoma, 2017 Newsmaker Award by the Association for Women in Communications, and 2018 Community Leader Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Arts and Humanities: Kenya Carter

Designer and Creator of K. Nicole brand, Boutique Owner, and Community Volunteer.  She has styled for New York Fashion Week, Tulsa and OKC Fashion Week, Runway Tulsa, Miami Swim Week, and The Pin Show, Dallas.

Corporate/Business/Trade: Shella Bowlin

Senior Director Strategy and Analytics Cherokee Nation Businesses and Board Member Youth Services Tulsa, the only Tulsa non-profit organization focused solely on adolescents and young adults.

Community Building: Laurie Tilley

Co-Founder of Project Elf which began as a grassroots network that could help schoolkids with basic needs today serves every Tulsa Public  School (more than 80), some private schools, and has over 800 volunteers.

Education and Public Service: Omare Jimmerson

Recreation Manager of Parks for the City of Tulsa, Co-Founder and previous Program Director of Strong Tomorrows who provides guidance, support, and information for expectant and parenting students in Tulsa

Rising Star: Gabriella Ortega Lagorin

Program Director Take Control Initiative; a nonprofit that empowers women by removing barriers to access for all contraception through education, outreach, and free clinical services.

Corporate Champion: Junior League of Tulsa (JLT)

Since 1923, JLT has provided volunteer leadership in more than 100 community projects in healthcare, education, child abuse prevention, homelessness, domestic violence prevention, food insecurity, and many more.

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