Founder's Award Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing women who have persevered through a rigorous application and interview process that included, but wasn't limited to, meeting or exceeding the following requirements:

  • Substantive professional/work experience and significant specific accomplishments.
  • Superior intellectual ability, as evidenced by academic, trade and/or industry training history and distinctions, recommendations, and essays.
  • Current and potential leadership, indicated by professional, volunteer, and other activities, as well as through recommendations.
  • Strength of character, motivation, and commitment to achieving goals.

Some of the previous recipients of the NV IWF Carolyn M. Sparks Award are shown below. 


Sharon Chamberlain

CEO, Northern Nevada Hopes

Shani Coleman

Director Community and Economic Development, Clark County

Stacy Kendall

VP Marketing and Community Engagement, Plumas Bank

Usila Koech

Senior Loan Officer, Axia Home Loans

Stephanie Stallworth

Director Public and Community Affairs, Cox Communication

*Due to COVID-19 no recipients were selected in 2020 or 2021

Previous Carolyn M. Sparks Award Recipients

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