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June 21, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Women Of Excellence

The Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is today in St. Joseph.

This is the 11th annual event by the YWCA. This year 40 women and businesses will be honored this afternoon. The Women in Excellence awards in six nomination categories, including Women in the Workplace, Employer of Excellence, and Future Leader, which goes to a high school senior girl. Organizers say the event to encourage women and employers doing outstanding work in the St. Joseph area, and is also used as a fundraiser for the YWCA and the services it provides. The keynote this year is Jennifer Bertrand, who is the season three Design Star winner on HGTV. She is from Olathe Kansas- her father is the Director of the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph.