Each year Hill Country Women in Business recognizes one member within our organization with this prestigious award. The woman awarded this honor will have exercised a high standard of ethical and moral behavior as well as graciously volunteered her time to advance the mission of our group.
Laura Avery - 2022 Winner
Laura Avery was voted HCWIB’s 2022 Woman of the Year for many reasons.
Anyone who knows Laura is drawn to her warmth, sense of humor, and positive
attitude. She represents the best of HCWIB so that other women want to join. She
encourages other small business owners and offers advice on marketing and
She joined HCWIB in April last year and immediately volunteered to fill the
Technology Chair position and has upgraded HCWIB’s presence on the Member
and Public Facebook pages. She is creative in designing posts about our members,
the Board, Partnerships, and events. She created a monthly event calendar and has
mastered the intricacies of our website.
She loves Boerne and is always promoting HCWIB outreach. She believes in our
organization and supports HCWIB by being a Partner, sponsoring events, and
helping with the meals for the Women’s Shelter.
She attends all networking events if she’s in town and is a great influence by
sitting on the Board with her active imagination and enthusiasm. It was her idea
to have a float in the Christmas parade and I’m sure she has lots more in
store for us in 2023.
Her service to HCWIB and a great example of a small business owner promoting others.
The Woman of the Year award is based on the criteria below.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2021 Yvonne Faldyn
2020 Andrea LaToison
2019 Rachel Leigh
2018 Goldie Roberts
2017 Janet Baker
2016 Laurie Broesche
2015 Bonnie Tom
2014 Madhu Chadha & Elaine Berringer
2013 Jackie Crouch
2012 Lucy Ziegler
2011 Cindy Ogle
2010 Kathy Hubbard
2009 Helene Bachmann
2008 Shari Keyes
2007 Carolyn Dutson
2006 Jeanne Buchanan & Leah Coyne
2005 Amy Anderson
2004 Sharon Tschirhart
2003 Beth Coyle & Patrice Davison
2002 Misty Thomas
2001 Bobbie French
2000 Gayle Eason
1999 Suzann Woodward
1998 Tenlee Lund, Sue McCrary, & Elizabeth McRae, M.D.
1997 Cookie Edwards
1996 Carolyn Urban
1995 Marilyn O'Neil
1994 Debra Coward
1993 Jean Baggett & Ann Reissig
1992 Lori Hengel
1991 Marie Hicks
1990 Col. Bettie Edmonds
1989 Shirley Wilson
1988 Carolyn Fosdick
1987 Ginny Thompson