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Hill Country Women in Business - Woman of the Year

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.

Congratulations, Laura!

    The Woman of the Year award is based on the criteria below.

    • Member who has worked hard and graciously volunteered her time to advance the organization and its mission this year and/or in previous years.
    • Must have served on the board or been on a committee either as chairman, co-chairman, or committee member this year and/or in previous years.
    • Have excellent attendance being involved and engaged both at membership meetings and outside regular meetings this year.
    • Not ever received the award before.


    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

    Hill Country Women in Business

    PO Box 1574

    Boerne, TX 78006

    Hill Country Women in Business is a 501(c)6.

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