2020 Pickersgill Award Nomination Form
This is the form for nominating an individual for the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business given by the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Mary Pickersgill's home and National Historic Landmark in Baltimore.
Mary Pickersgill, the woman and Baltimore citizen who sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem, was more than a patriot. She was a driven, creative, and successful businesswoman, a female sole proprietor of her flag making business, uncommon in 1813. She devoted her later life to charitable causes, becoming the president of the charitable Impartial Female Human Society in 1828. Under Mary's direction the Society opened Baltimore's first home for aged women and lead a successful campaign to raise wages for the city's seamstresses.
The Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business is given annually to a woman in the Baltimore metro area who follows in Mary's footsteps. This individual is a successful businesswoman who has made significant contributions to her field. She is creative and innovative, inspiring others with her work. She is also a civic leader, demonstrating significant ties to the area through charitable work, mentoring, or community service.
To see some of the past winners of the Pickersgill Award follow the link: flaghouse.org/awards
Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Your survey answers will be sent to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House where data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. Your identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address will not be shared or used for purposes outside of this nomination form.
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Name of Nominee
In a paragraph, describe why you think this nominee should be considered for the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business.
Please consider how this individual fits the award parameters for success in business, inspirational work and civic leadership.