Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award

This award recognizes local women who are business owners or executives and who have demonstrated success within their industry, along with a dedication to philanthropy and mentoring.  Phyllis Ehlinger was just that.  She was the first woman inducted to the Advertising Hall of Fame when it was established in 1986. She won the prestigious Silver Medal Award in 1983 for her outstanding efforts in the field of advertising and community public service.  In 1983, she was the first woman in Arizona recognized as Woman of the Year by AAF District 12.  She was inducted into the Arizona Broadcaster Hall of Fame in 2002.  This award keeps Phyllis’s spirit alive to continue the tradition of excellence among women.


  • Must have 15+ years industry experience.

Judging Criteria

  • Community Involvement.

    Do they make a difference in the world by giving back to advertising community or their local community or community as a whole. Has proven to be dynamic women leader with an established track records of significant establishments in business and/or community service.

  • Leadership.

    What’s their influence in their organization, ad community, status among peers, decision-maker, accomplishments. What are their Contributions to the General Advancement of Phoenix Advertising? (The recipient must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession in the Phoenix Community).

  • Creativity.

    How does nominee combine traditional creativity and Award-winning work with other creative qualities like problem-solving, overcoming unique challenges and finding creative or non-traditional solutions to problems. Remarkable and positive influence on the craft. Has this individual moved the form forward? (Provide up to 5 Examples)

Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award – Entry Form

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