Past Mentor Award Honorees


U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK)
U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
Tammy Key, Interim Director, Center for Women in and Politics and Public Policy, Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, Texas Woman's University
Ariana Rodriguez, Social Media and Content Campaign, Sister District
Ellie Shaw, Director of Government Affairs, American Express Company


U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA)
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)
Major General Mary Saunders, USAF (Ret.)
Nicole Hutchinson, Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, United States Secret Service Marti Estell, U.S. State Department


40th Anniversary Celebration held in lieu of Mentor Awards


Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)
Constance Blackwell, Legislative Policy Coordinator, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Courtney Liss, Associate Manager, Government Affairs, Partnership for Public Service (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
The Honorable Susan Collins
Nancy Bocskor, The Nancy Bocskor Company
Alice Rivlin, The Brookings Institution
Kathee Facchiano, Office of Congressman Clay Higgins (LA-03) (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Joyce Beatty
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar
The Honorable Elise Stefanik
Elizabeth Z. Bartz,
State and Federal Communications, Inc
Anne DeSeta DarConte, 
Beyond K Street, LLC
Jen Stange,
SEIU (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Virginia Foxx
Jennifer Luray, Becton Dickson
Karen Mulhauser, Women’s Information Network
Naomi Senkeeto, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Barbara Lee
Tracy Henke
, Senator Roy Blunt
Sarah Craven, UN Population Fund
Jamila Larson, Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Judy Biggert
Susan Scanlan,
Valerie A. Jackson, K&L Gates
Kristin Haffert, Haffert Global (PLEN Alumna Award)


The Honorable Carolyn Maloney
Peggy Tighe, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville
Lisa Evans, National Institutes of Health
Erin Buechel Wieczorek, U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)


The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
Erin Barclay, 
U.S. Department of State
Dr. Shirley Malcom, AAAS
Amy Walter, Cook Political Group


The Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Alejandra Ceja, 
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Monique Frazier, HSBC -North America
Beth Myers, The Shawmut Group
Kathie Olsen, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Randi Reid, Kountoupes Denham


The Honorable Susan Collins
Judith Auerbach, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Mary Dixon
Dr. Sharon Hays, University of Southern California
Dr. Yvonne Maddox, NIH
Nicole Venable, Bockorny Group


Bonnie Campbell, Private Practice Attorney, Iowa
Marisa Demeo, Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Lisa Maatz, AAUW
Mary Matalin, Political pundit and speaker
Veryl Miles, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University
Dr. Vivian Pinn, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The Honorable Donna Shalala
The Honorable Patsy Mink
Cynthia Hall
, Women’s Policy Inc.
Erica Henri, Appleseed's
Mary Elizabeth Hoinkes, The Department of State
Lidia Soto-Harmon, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital


The Honorable Tillie Fowler
Cynthia Bunton,
Emilia DiSanto, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General
Jocelyn Frye, Center for American Progress
Erin Loubier, Whitman Walker Clinic
Kimberly Miller


The Honorable Sabrina Sojourner
Irene Bueno
, Nueva Vista Group LLC
Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih Justice Center
Lulu Rodriguez
Marjorie Sims, 
California Women’s Law Center
Leslie R. Wolfe, Center for Women Policy Studies


The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
Anita Perez Ferguson, 
InterAmerican Foundation
Denise Ferguson
Gladys Kessler
, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Sherry Little, Spartan Solutions, LLC
Judy Schneider, Congressional Research Service


The Honorable Linda Tarr-Whelan
The Honorable Marge Roukema
Kim Alfano
, Alfano Communications
Karen Hendricks, Nurse-Family Partnership
Char Mollison, John Hopkins University
Carmen Delgado Votaw


The Honorable Patricia Schroeder
Sandy Aguilar
Sheila Burke,
 Harvard Kennedy School
Kathryn Ellis, Department of Education
Patricia Goldman
Patricia Reuss
, National Organization for Women


The Honorable Susan Molinari
Heather Booth
, Democracy Partners
Nancy Clack, Planned Parenthood Fund America
Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Claire Gonzales
Lael Stegall


The Honorable Constance Morella
Betsy Crone, 
Betsy Crone Consulting
Constance Newman
, The Carmen Group
Helen Norton, University of Colorado School of Law
Antonia Coello Novello, Disney Children’s Hospital at Florida Hospital
Claudia Withers, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission