MARCH 16 – Trine University’s School of Professional Studies is proud to announce
that Katie Parrish has been awarded the 2015 American Business Women’s Association
(ABWA), Women of Magnitude chapter, Woman of the Year distinction.
Parrish is the senior enrollment specialist at the Fort Wayne School of Professional Studies. She also acts as the vice president of programming for the Women of Magnitude chapter
of the ABWA.
To be selected as the Woman of the Year, applicants must demonstrate ways in which
they went above and beyond to improve personally and professionally and to support
the mission of ABWA over the course of the previous year. Categories the applicants
were scored on included mentoring and assisting co-workers and community members,
leadership skills and ABWA involvement, community involvement, business advancement
In addition to receiving the Woman of the Year award, Parrish also received a Protégé
Award. Six out of 43 members were recognized with this honor, which recognizes women
for actively supporting the mission of the ABWA. Recipients were required to be in
good standing, to have recruited at least one new member, to have completed one year
of membership with Women of Magnitude, to actively participate in meetings and activities
and to have used leadership skills to assist in achieving league goals.
The ABWA aims to bring together business women of a multitude of occupations and to
provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through leadership, education,
networking support and national recognition. For more information, visit abwa.org.