May 2023
Recognizing Excellence
Prescott Woman Awards hail accomplishment and community

Breeanya Hinkel, born and raised in Prescott, has worked for Prescott Woman magazine since 2008, and became its owner and publisher in 2018. Breeanya also owns and operates BJH Designs, specializing in graphic design and and website development.

Breeanya Hinkel is the editor and publisher of Prescott Woman.

This year Breeanya is showcasing a new and exciting event for the Prescott area: the Prescott Woman Awards, and you are invited to participate and celebrate the incredible women of Prescott.

"It’s always empowering to honor other women and help other women rise up and increase the community of togetherness." — Breeanya Hinkel,creator of the Prescott Woman Awards

The goal for the awards program is to create a unique event that not only highlights the businesses we typically see in local awards, but also the trailblazing women of the Prescott community.

What was the catalyst that encouraged you to plan this event?

“In living, working, and socializing in Prescott I found that it's typically the hardworking individuals within a business or organization that go overlooked, but are the backbone of the community. I wanted to recognize, honor, and shed light on these amazing individuals creating the community that we love and live in.”

Who was the most inspirational woman in your own life?

“I reflect on the main women that have raised me and made me who I am today; which includes my mother, sister, and grandmother. These women are hardworking, have faced diversity and made me stronger and able to face challenges.”

Which award are you most proud to give?

“I am so excited for all the awards, they all mean a lot, but I think one of my favorites is the Adventurer Award, because this is something new to the community as far as awards, but anyone that has lived in Prescott is an adventurer in one way or another.”

The location of the event is in the heart of Prescott, in a historic building with a new flair, The Federal, on the second floor above the main post office on the plaza. Originally built our federal court facilities, this space has been transformed into a bright and exciting event venue!

Following the passion behind Prescott Woman, the event was announced on International Women’s Day to kickstart the nominations and the upliftment of women of Prescott you interact with every day.

The entire event was designed with women in mind, down to the last detail. Businesses and sponsors were selected by alignment and sharing of values that Prescott Woman stands for: celebrating the work of women who are building the world we want to live in, women who are showcasing what Prescott is all about, through social impact, home and family, education, food service, the arts and more, and supporting women-owned or managed businesses when possible.

The event starts with music from local singer-songwriter Kaileena Martin, hors d’oeurves by Goods from the Garden, wines from Back Alley Wine Bar, and refreshing beers from Lazy G. Leza Lachapelle Dandos will emcee the awards presentation, followed with more music by Sadie Norkin, an Arizona-based, Washington-bred singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, with photos, dancing, refreshments and more! Tickets are $25 per person and include the first drink, food, entertainment, and the awards program, available at at

For more ways to learn about the Prescott women feted during this event, stay connected with Prescott Woman, which will continue to highlight these incredible women in talks on the Empowering Women podcast as well as features in the magazine.

The Prescott Woman Awards will take place at The Federal, on the second floor at 101 W. Goodwin St., on Friday May 12, 5-7:30pm. For categories and final nominations, visit

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