2024 Pillar Award Winners

 

With its Pillar Award, Women’s Resource Center recognizes West Michigan employers that have implemented best practices which empower women at work. Since 1987, this prestigious award showcases the noteworthy efforts of local employers who are pillars of support for working women.

Introducing the Pillar of Hope Award

2024 Pillar of Hope Honoree

Ronda Garmon

 

The Pillar of Hope Award is presented to an individual whose life has been profoundly touched by the Women’s Resource Center, and who has demonstrated remarkable resilience in overcoming numerous obstacles. This award celebrates their unwavering courage, perseverance, and inspiring journey towards empowerment and positive transformation.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Tatum Hawkins at thawkins@grwrc.org for more information.

Underwriting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Champion Sponsors

Friends

Fifth Third Bank
HR Collaborative
Kennedy’s Flowers and Gifts
UPS

Nonprofit Partner

Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

Honoring the pillars of support in West Michigan

Past Winners

We pay homage to all the past Pillar Award winners.

2023
Family Promise of Grand Rapids
Gentex Corporation
Trinity Health Michigan
2022
HR Collaborative
Kent County
2020
Amway
Drew Cooper & Anding
2019
Axios HR
Consumers Energy
Management Business Solutions
National Heritage Academy
2018
WRC Founders
2017
GE
Mercantile Bank
Mercy Health
2016
Hungerford Nichols
Kent District Library
UPS
2015
Baker Holtz
DA Blodgett
Equity Transportation
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Diversity Honoree
2014
Cherry Health
2013
30-2-2
Express Employment Professionals
Porter Hills
2012
Aquinas College
Axios, Inc.
Herman Miller, Inc.
2011
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Plante Moran
Priority Health
2010
Angel Care Home Health Care, Inc.
Grand Valley State University
Varnum
2009
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
The Right Place, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
2008
AON
Fifth Third
Miller Johnson
2007
Gymco
JP Morgan CHASE
The Rapids
2006
Clark Retirement Communities
Porter Hills Retirement Communities
Spectrum Health
2005
Cascade Engineering
Mercantile Bank
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
2004
Huntington Bank
Mary Free Bed
Varnum
2003
Crow Chizek LLP
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Riverfront Financial Group
2002
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Saint Mary’s Mercy Medical Center
2001
Ernst & Young LLP
PPC Electric, Inc.
Priority Health
2000
Byrne Electrical Specialists, Inc.
Calvin College
Robert Half International
1999
Bank One
Davenport University
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones
1998
BETA Design Group, Inc.
EHTC
Israels Designs for Living
Mary Free Bed Hospital
1997
Entela, Inc.
Feyen-Zylstra, Inc.
Goodwill Industries
1996
Beene Garter LLP
International Resource Network, Inc.
Kindel Furniture
Van Haren Electric
1995
Comprehensive Therapy Center, Inc.
Hastings Savings & Loan
The Wordsmiths
1994
Aetna Health Plans
Forest Hills Public Schools
Square One Design
WOOD TV8
1993
Diesel Technology
Jordan College
Plante Moran
Seyferth Spauling Tennyson, Inc.
1991
Donnelly Corporation
Profressive Architects Engineering Planners, Inc.
United States Marshals
Zondervan Corporation
1988
Active Re-Employment Consultants
Comerica Bank
Consumers Power
Saint Mary’s Health Services
1987
Boldgett Memorial Hospital
Burger King
Coopers & Lybrand
Grand Rapids Symphony
United Bank of Michigan
WBDC Group