Pickersgill Award

The Mary Pickersgill Award for Women’s Leadership in Business

Begun in 2012, the Mary Pickersgill Award has become one of the Flag House’s signature events. Each year the award honors a woman who is a leader and a credit to her community exemplifies innovation in her chosen field and has the power to inspire others.

Brianna Billups – Pickersgill Award 2020

Brianna Billups is an entrepreneur with a passion for bridging the gap between her community and the food they eat. She is a hospitality and culinary arts degree graduate of Anne Arundel Community College and received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Baltimore. Brianna’s love for food began at an early age when […]

Sarah Hemminger – Pickersgill Award 2019

Sarah Hemminger is a social entrepreneur, scientist, and co-founder of Thread, a nonprofit that engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. Sarah has fourteen years of experience in nonprofit management and expertise in the development, expansion, and […]

Dr. Redonda Miller – Pickersgill Award 2018

Dr. Redonda G. Miller is the 11th President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the first woman to lead the institution in its 128-year history.  Dr. Miller arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1988 as a medical student and has spent her entire career there, working first in research, education, and patient care and later transitioning […]

Jeannette Kendall – Mary Pickersgill Award 2017

Jeannette Kendall is founder and Executive Director of Success In Style (SIS), a non-profit that helps disadvantaged men and women find employment by providing them with interview attire.  She is a Fashion Institute of Technology trained fashion designer with experience in the NY garment industry.  Her former business, Elegance in Style took her to venues around the […]

Nicole McFadyen – Mary Pickersgill Award 2016

A native of New Castle, Delaware, Ms. McFadyen graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in agriculture. She worked for several golf courses in Delaware and with the University of Delaware’s Research and Education Center. After serving as the Orioles’ assistant head groundskeeper from 2001 through 2003, Nicole spent three seasons (2004-2006) as […]

Carla Hayden – Mary Pickersgill Award 2015

Carla D. Hayden is the Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Hayden was the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library, an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science of the University of Pittsburgh, and Library […]

Laura Neuman – Mary Pickersgill Award 2014

Laura Neuman (born February 3, 1965 in Baltimore) is a Republican sworn into office as the 8th Anne Arundel County Executive on February 22, 2013. Ms. Neuman, an Annapolis resident, brings her extensive business credentials as a CEO to county government. She has held positions with multiple companies, including T. Rowe Price, Digex, Global Payment […]

Leslie Reis – Mary Pickersgill Award 2013

Leslie Reis was awarded the first annual Mary Pickersgill Award on Flag Day, June 14, 2013. Leslie is a successful Baltimore commercial real estate attorney. She was a partner at two prestigious Maryland law firms for several years and served as an adjunct professor at University of Maryland School of Law. She was active in […]