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The story Changers Award is an annual award honoring an outstanding woman/femme/trans/non-binary leader or leaders who exemplifies the mission, vision and values of Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) through their words, actions and contributions to the Philadelphia Theatre community and beyond. 

It is our goal to honor women exhibiting “who we wish to be when we grow up” (no matter how old or experienced we become ourselves). We strive to be leaders and initiators who create opportunities for women, giving a voice to their stories and providing a community that celebrates the creativity of women and their contributions to the larger society.

Winners of the Story Changers award posses these qualities: Leadership, Inspiration, Mentorship, Creativity, Achievement, Support, Partnership, Ingenuity & Passion


The Story Changers award is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of an individual in the theatre arts and thank that individual for providing encouragement and support to PWTF.

Artistic Honorees - For outstanding leadership and empowering women in the arts in Philadelphia

Social Justice Honorees - For outstanding community leadership and for empowering women to change the story in the city of Philadelphia

2022- LaNeshe Miller-White

2021- No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc The Spot

2020 - The Women of Philadelphia's City Council

2019 - Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL for Performing Arts)

2018 - Keila Cordova

2017 - Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)

2016 - Joanna Settle

2015 - Jennifer Childs

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