CHICAGO—In celebration of International Working Women's Day, the Power Transmission Distributors Association is seeking to honor one woman who is "an integral contributor to her company's success"—essentially living the legacy of Wendy B. McDonald.
Nominations for the 2021 Wendy B. McDonald Award, established in 2014 in honor of the power transmission pioneer known as "Mrs. Mac," are being accepted by the PDTA Foundation through June 11.
"An innovative woman business owner, Mrs. McDonald left many legacies through her long career in the industry," the PTDA stated in a March 8 release. "Her charm and grace are legendary as well as her philanthropy and commitment to give back to the industry and the communities that led to her success."
The 2020 winner of the award was C.C. Vest, Midpoint Bearing. Previous recipients include Ellen Holladay, Motion; Sandy Sullivan, formerly of Nidec Motor Corp./U.S. Motors; Tribby Warfield, formerly of Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.; Linda Miller, B&D Industrial; Elizabeth (Liz) Moon, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.; and Pat Wheeler, Motion (Canada).
Nominees must be female and employed by a PTDA member company within the calendar year for which the nomination is being made; and exemplify leadership and integrity in their business relationships. There are no criteria with respect to title, position in a company or years of experience.
Download the criteria and nomination form at ptda.org/WBMcDonaldAward. The award will be presented at the PTDA Industry Summit in October.