Gutsy Gal Award

We believe in giving credit where credit is due. The Gutsy Gal Award was created to honor women from all walks of life, doing all levels of gutsy things from small acts of kindness for strangers, to community programs, to being the "first" in boardrooms and even space!

Twice a month, we like to honor a two gutsy woman, one young and one "experienced" (we don't use the word old around here!)

You can view all of our awardees, past and present here. You can also nominate the gutsy gal in your life by emailing us here.


November 2020: Emily Harrington 
Emily Harrington made history as the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-high monolith in Yosemite National Park, in under 24 hours on November 10th, 2020. We loved this quote from the New York Times article about Emily in particular:

"Free-climbing El Cap is still very much “a male-dominated thing, despite the fact that Lynn was the first to do it,” Ms. Harrington said. “I always received so much advice from men, people telling me how I should do things, how I’m doing it wrong, but in the end I just decided to do it anyway despite the fact that a lot of people felt that maybe I couldn’t or maybe I didn’t belong there.” 

December 2020: Romaine Seguin 

Romaine Seguine, President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding, oversees air, ocean and rail freight forwarding for 220 countries and territories UPS serves around the world. Most recently, she was in charge of moving the life saving PPE equipment used by healthcare workers across the country, adding the newly released COVID-19 vaccine to that list this month. She has truly come a long way throughout her career, starting at the bottom of the ranks at UPS in 1983 and now working with the global community to keep shipping moving smoothly all over the world. 

When we asked recently about her involvement helping roll the COVID-19 vaccine out across the country, she said, "It is bigger than any of us, delivering what really matters.”