International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon

International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon was held on International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8. IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The Sedona Chamber is proud to be able to honor past and present leading ladies of our community – from Sedona Schnebly our namesake known for her hospitality to a present-day woman business leader from greater Sedona who has left an indelible mark on her community over the past year. Show your support by using #WomenLeading and #IWD2023 in social media posts.

Thank you to all who attended our Inaugural International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon! Having a room full of community and leaders to celebrate such a historic day will make for another incredible event.  


2023 International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon

2023 International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon

March 9, 2023

Dear Sponsors and Attendees,


With your contributions to this wonderful community, you made the Sedona Chamber 2023 International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Luncheon one that will shimmer in all our hearts for some time ~ Thank you!

Guest speaker, Dr. Beth DuPree, Founder and President of The Healing Consciousness Foundation delivered an amazing presentation! 

Congratulations to the Award Winners:

  • Woman’s Business Leadership Award: Ruth Ellen Elinski, Pin Drop Travel Trailers, LLC
  • Woman’s Emerging Leadership Award: Veronica Aguilera, Wisepath Financial Group
  • Woman’s Philanthropy Leadership Award: Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, MISS Foundation and Selah Carefarm
  • Woman’s Lifetime Achievement Leadership Award: Lisa Dahl, Dahl Restaurant Group

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day to honor, empower and uplift women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day has occurred for over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.

Helen Wolfe Scholarship: The Sedona Chamber International Women’s Day event has selected the Helen Wolfe Scholarship as the event beneficiary. This scholarship benefits women from Sedona and the Verde Valley whose education has been interrupted.

Join us in appreciation for the 2023 IWD Leadership Awards Luncheon Sponsors

Underwriting Sponsor – Platinum Level


High School Mentor Sponsor


Underwriting Sponsor – Gold Level

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Underwriting Sponsor – Silver Level


Underwriting Sponsor – Bronze Level

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Hosting Sponsor


Florist Sponsor



Music Sponsor

Diane Rose Kelly

Photography Sponsor


Raffle Sponsor

Enchantment Resort

Grace Hospitality – Prescott Resort and Conference Center

Hampton Inn by Hilton Phoenix-Chandler

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Jaliza Sedona Luxury Spa | Beauty Lounge

Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Page Spring Cellars

Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Golf Resort

Verde Adventures

Verde Canyon Railroad

Gift Bag Donation

Discover Tlaquepaque!

Goldenstein Art at L’Auberge de Sedona

Sedona Fudge Company

Sedona Healing Arts

Sedona Heritage Museum

Steps to Recovery Homes

Village  Yoga



2022 International Women’s Day Leadership Awards Honorees 

Katie Cook, Sedona Golf Resort – Women’s Business Leadership Award

Mackenzie Sulfaro, Sultivate – Emerging Business Woman Leadership Award

Mayor Sandy Moriarty, City of Sedona Government – Lifetime Achievement Award

Barbara Littrell “In Memoriam” – Lifetime Achievement Award


Sedona Chamber Women’s Committee 

Shondra Jepperson, ChairEntertainment by Tom & Shondra
Jennifer Perry – Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona
John Davis – Cheers
Dr. Beth DuPree – The Healing Consciousness Foundation
Linda Goldenstein – Goldenstein Art at L’Auberge de Sedona
Lenore Hemingway – Village Gallery of Local Artists
Teresa Propeck – Verde Canyon Railroad
 Julie Richard – Sedona Arts Center

Shanandoah Sterling – Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau