side menu icon
23 EA SFMC HEADER Martin_Logo Only


You're invited to join us for the 1st Annual Emerald Awards-Martin County. The event honors women in Martin County who exemplify leadership and serve as role models for young women in our community. It will take place on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Monarch Country Club in Palm City and will feature a networking reception, silent auction, luncheon with keynote speaker, and awards ceremony. 

An Emerald Awards honoree is someone who brings new ideas to life, demonstrates creative problem solving, and brings innovation to her field of expertise or community. She has positive values, a strong sense of self, seeks challenges, learns from setbacks, and is not afraid to shatter the glass ceiling. She recognizes the potential for leadership in every girl, inspires those around her to take action, and drives change in her community.


Awards will be presented to women who embody the characteristics of today’s women leaders. This years Emerald Awards honorees are: 

  • Arati Hammond
    The Arati Hammond Team at Keller Williams Realty
  • Tami Karol
    Tami Karol Insurance Agency
  • Helen Martin
    Stretch Zone
  • Carol Webb
    Boys and Girls Club Martin County

In addition, a Lifetime Achievement for Philanthropy Award will be presented to Valerie McNeely.

If you have a question, please email Alexandra Alfred, Events and Development Manager, at or call 561-815-1808.

Website Divider_Green
23 EA Invite Martin - SPONSORS
Website Divider_Green

2023 Host Committee

Thank you to Beth Galt-Salsamendi, Mary Gavin, Angela Hoffman, Rose Novotny and Ofelia Utset.

Who can be nominated?
  • Nominee must have lived and/or worked in Martin County for at least 3 years.
  • Nominee must have made a major contribution, or a significant difference in her community.
  • Nominee cannot be a current board member of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.
  • Prior experience as a Girl Scout or working with Girl Scouts is not required.
How does the nomination process work?
  • Nominations must be approved by nominee prior to submission.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed or returned.
  • An anonymous panel will review the nominations and choose the award recipients. The decision of the selection panel is final.
  • If your nominee is selected, please be prepared to share a short video about why you nominated them. This will be shared in the promotion of the event and/or during the program.
When will recipients be honored?
  • The nominees selected to be honored will be notified at the beginning of January. The selected honorees will be recognized at the Emerald Awards - Martin County luncheon on Friday, March 10, 2023.
  • Honorees will receive one (1) complimentary ticket to the luncheon.
  • Honorees must be available to attend the event.
  • Honorees will be asked to provide a 100-word bio and a professional headshot by January 6, 2023.