The Legacy Award is presented to an experienced professional woman leader who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her career. The winner is a trail blazer who has not followed but has carved her own path to success and has supported other women along the way. She must demonstrate high standards in all that she does and serves as an example to others professionally and personally.

It is our pleasure to announce the 2018 Legacy Award recipient is Dr. Janet Rose Wojtalik, Ed.D.

Janet is an author, motivational speaker, leadership mentor and founder of ParentingGirls.com and the DRJR Leadership Retreat. Her research in the ecology of female leadership fueled her passion to work with young women, parents, schools and universities to foster the development of strong girls and strong women who learn to appreciate their authentic value.

Her books, “The Seven Secrets of Parenting Girls” and “Raising Successful Daughters From Childhood to Womanhood,” help parents to nurture female leaders. She is a co-author of the widely-acclaimed book “Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life.”

Her newly created DRJR Leadership Retreat will offer women a certified, research-based program for advancing female leadership beginning this spring

Janet earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership from Duquesne University. Her research in the area of women and leadership won her Clark Scholar designation in the 2006 David L. Clark National Graduate Research Seminar in San Francisco, California. She has presented professional seminars/training, parenting workshops, and keynote presentations to a variety of audiences in a variety of venues.  Her career has encompassed leadership positions in school and mental health program administration.  She has been a special educator and adjunct professor at four universities in northwest Pennsylvania.