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the charitable arm of PTDA championing education, outreach and PT WORK Force® initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

PTDA Foundation | Wendy B. McDonald Woman of the Year Award

Wendy B. McDonald Woman of the Year Award

The Wendy B. McDonald Woman of the Year Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her company’s success and has affected positive change on the power transmission/motion control industry at any level in her career. Help honor the lasting and impactful change she is igniting through her leadership with nomination for this prestigious award. 
 
Nominations for this award closed June 10, 2022. The criteria are as follows:

 
  • Nominee must be a female.
  • There are no criteria with respect to title, position in company or years of experience.
  • Nominee must exemplify leadership and integrity in all business relationships.
  • Nominee may work anywhere in the world. 
  • Nominee need not be employed full-time by a PTDA member company or be employed within the calendar year for which the nomination is made.
The award will be presented annually (at the discretion of the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees) during the PTDA Industry Summit. If not covered by her company, the PTDA Foundation will award a stipend of $1,000 to cover the cost of travel and will pay the Industry Summit registration fee for the award recipient.
 

About the Award

In honor of Mrs. McDonald, the PTDA Foundation established the Wendy B. McDonald Award, now the Wendy B. McDonald Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her company’s success and has affected positive change on the power transmission/motion control industry.

Wendy B. McDonald was one of the power transmission/motion control industry’s true pioneers. Known as “Mrs. Mac,” she served over 60 years as a leader in her family-owned international industrial distribution company and former PTDA member, BC Bearings Engineers Limited (acquired by Motion Industries, Inc.). Mrs. McDonald left many legacies through her long career in the industry as a trailblazing woman business owner. Her charm and grace were legendary but so were her philanthropy and commitment to give back to the industry and the communities that led to her success.

 
Support this award with a donation.

 

Read about past recipients of the Wendy B. McDonald Award.