Trailblazer Award



The Trailblazer Award was created in 1994 to recognize a woman who was an influential community leader, was "the first” in her field, or made a significant contribution toward elevating the image of women in business.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to nominate an outstanding woman who not only represents great accomplishments in her field, but furthers the reputation of St. Louis Forum as a remarkable organization.  

The Trailblazer Award Committee and the St. Louis Forum Board of Directors invite you to submit a candidate who you feel deserves this special recognition and award.  While there are certainly many deserving candidates outside the membership, first consideration is given to St. Louis Forum members.  Nominations are accepted only from St. Louis Forum members.  St. Louis Forum members may submit their nominations online or via email to with this form.

The following women are past recipients of the Trailblazer Award:

1994Carolyn Losos 2007Judy Meador 
1994Ruth Krause Jacobson2008Karen Levin Coburn 
1994Patricia Rich2009Pat Whitaker 
1994Martha Rounds2010Joan Briccetti 
1994Janet McAfee Weakley2011The Founding Members 
1995Susan Uchitelle 2012Brenda Newberry 
1996Blanche Touhill2013Margaret Donnelly
1997Sue Clancy2013Paula Gianino
1998Theresa Loveless2013Gayle Jackson
1999Jean C. Hamilton2014Lesley Hoffarth
2000Dora B. Schriro, Ed.D2015Linda Goldstein
2002Jo Ann Arnold (Harmon)2016Patricia Rice Hellmuth
2003Ellen Sherberg2017Susan E. Block
2004Marylen Mann2018Lyda Krewson
2005Juliann Niemann2019Betsy Cohen
2006Vivian Eveloff2019Martha Uhlhorn
2006Marcia Mellitz2019Marie Casey
2006Betty Van Uum2020Anna Crosslin        
  2021Nicole Adewale   

* Our Founding Members are Schuyler Gott Andrews, Joan Briccetti, Sue Clancy, Vivian Eveloff, Dee Joyner, Rosalyn Lowerhaupt, Judy Meador, Joan Newman, Pat Rich, and Ellen Sherberg.