Deborah Weed

Founder of The Self Worth Initiative 2019 Winner of the Gutsy Gal Award for Education/Entertainment. Presented at the Gutsygal Culture Club in West Palm Beach, FL


Dr. Jahnae Barnett

President, William Woods University
2014 Winner of the Gutsy Gal Award for Education
Presented at the Alumni Celebration for Dr. Barnett in October, 2014
at William Woods University

When Dr. Jahnae Barnett took over its leadership, William Woods was a little known college in Missouri. Guided by her stewardship,
WWU has evolved into an established university. Read more.


Olivia "liv" Amiri

Winner of a special Gutsy Girl Award in Education in 2014, Olivia is the inspiration for a new educational book series for children.
Award presented in 2014 in Los Angeles at the book signing for Going to the Park.

Liv is inspiring to girls  -- and women --  because she is motivated to learn
and challenge herself, and because she speaks from the heart,"
says Gutsy Gals President Deborah Hutchison.


Girls Inc.

Winners in 2008 of the Gutsy Gal Award for Education
Presented at Girl Inc. in Santa Barbara

“Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”  Through after school programs and events, Girls Inc. helps thousands of girls grow. Read more.