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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]