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Recognizing Strong Female Role Models from Coast to Coast


Gutsy Gal Award Takes Off!

A Year of Honoring Women Who Drive Their Own Destinies

Beginning in March 2014 with the Santa Barbara Women's Festival and wrapping up in November with both the announcement of the Gutsy Gals Film Award Winners as well as a Gala Celebration in Palm Beach, President Deborah Hutchison was kept busy speaking at Award Ceremonies around the country on behalf of an amazing gallery of women. Hutchison (second from left) presented Eva Hill (far right) with the Gutsy Gal Award. Hill is President and CEO of Britannia Pacific Properties and was being honored at the Palm Beach International Film Festival Gala organized by Randi Emerman of the PBIFF (second from right). Eva's sister, Mary Hyatt (far left) joined in the toast.

Is there a fearless female in your business or organization worthy of a Gutsy Gal Award? Reward those women who are innovators and show exemplary integrity and courage by honoring them with a Gutsy Gal Award! For more information, go to The Gutsy Gal Award.

The Gutsy Gal Film Award will be presented during a weekend-long program, March 21-22 2015, in Great Barrington MA in conjunction with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Feature Film Comedy Writer/Director Cathryn Michon (pictured here with Hutchison and actress Marissa Jaret Winoker) was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 film award for her comedy Muffin Top: A Love Story.

Innovate! Collaborate! Celebrate! In September, pictured (R-L) Inspirational speaker Teri Griege, Hutchison, SuperLawyer Tsan Abrahamson and President UPS International, Inc Americas Region Romaine M Seguin who along other women executives took part in the Go For The Green women's business conference and charity golf weekend.

Women in Film. In advance of the Palm Beach International Film Festival Gala, Hutchison hosted a brainstorming session on Women Filmmakers. Pictured here are, from left to right, Christina Holbrook of Gutsy Gals, Randi Emerman Executive Director of the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Hutchison, Helen Arnold formerly of AOL, Debra Elmore, and Melanie Cabot of the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Get Your Gutsy On! Our Gutsy caps continue to be a bestseller (See Go For The Greens golf team, above)!  And we've got other gifts for Gutsy Gals too, like these notecards that are perfect for letting a special female in your life know: "you inspire me!"
Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett was honored with the Gutsy Gal Award in Education for her 25 years of transformative leadership at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. The Award was presented at a gala dinner for Barnett organized by the Board of Directors William Woods University.

Olivia "Liv" Amiri was presented with the Gutsy Girl Award in Los Angeles. Liv is the inspiration for a Children's Book Series and contributes her thoughts and opinions on the website

In July, Gutsy Gals hosted a champagne cocktail networking event at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. More than 30 women from the area attended to learn more about our mission and to get together with old friends -- and meet new friends as well!

A Toolkit for Gutsy Gals.
The Friends & Family Agreements cover almost every difficult situation a Gutsy Gal is likely to confront. Downloadable agreements accompanied by tips for how to handle difficult conversation with empathy and poise. Our "Love's Logistics" Agreement continues to be our best seller. No suprise there ....

New Gutsy Gal Award Website Coming Soon! In January 2015 we'll launch our new website dedicated to Gutsy Gal Award Winners,  You'll still be able to find news about our other programs on our Gutsy Gals Inspire Me website. Shown here, Deepa Willingham, winner of the Gutsy Gal Award for Charitable Work.
Throughout the year, Hutchison continued with her mission to educate and inspire future generations of Gutsy Gals. She was invited to speak to a group of STEM educators at the South Florida Science Center and to screen the film she
wrote and directed The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz,and
will be returning to address a group of gifted young women in the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) this February.  
In the photo above, Hutchison is shown speaking to students at William Woods University on the subject of being an entrepreneur.

March at the International Women's Festival Santa Barbara , Hutchison was on hand to present Gutsy Gal Awards and moderate a panel of Gutsy Gals. (L to R) Lisa Hickerson, formally homeless now homeless advocate, Deborah Hutchison, Award winner Rai Jan, Honorary award winner, Kelly Le Brock, Para Legal Advocate Barbara Liss and Broadway Producer Marla McNally Phillips.

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