In alignment with our vision for developing "female leaders who will positively  influence others and make a difference in their world," we developed the B&F Impact Award to recognize women in the community who are doing just that and can serve as an inspiration for the girls we serve.


While we are no longer accepting nominations at this time, you can still view past winners below. 


October 2018: Lauren Schieb, Special Education Teacher at Hopewell HS 

"The best leaders encourage & empower the people who follow them to become leaders themselves. "

On how leaders can empower others: "By trying to boost people's confidence and encouraging them to try new things outside of their comfort zone" and also by "being a little vulnerable and sharing your life story with others."  

July 18: Laura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives at Jones Day 

""Don't just talk about it. Do it."

"Ask yourself one question. What can I do to make a difference here? And every single person - no matter how big or fancy - every single one of us can do something to make a difference."

"You have something real & powerful in you, and you have an obligation to get it out.  So, it's not, I'm going to raise my hand to show off - it's: I'm going to do this for people because I have something to offer."

April 2018: Heather Samuel, Program Director at Ward Home 

"Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and go forward.  Try to do some things that nobody else has ever done.  Because you may be that one person who makes a huge difference."

"Always learn from your mistakes.  It's okay to make mistakes, but when you do, sit down and debrief with people.  What went right?  What went wrong? How can we fix it and make it better next time?"

January 2018: Erin Baker, VP, Director of Campus Recruiting & Line of Business Development Programs at PNC

October 2017: Sheila Talarico, Executive Director of Glade Run Foundation 

"To be impactful, you have to serve with your mind and your heart."   

"Finding the courage to participate in activities that build your skill set is a great way to build your confidence."

"Find your passion, know your purpose, and maintain your integrity.  Be the leader you would want to follow."