This University of Arizona graduate majored in Family Studies and Human Development. She is currently a Project Administrator in a Computer Science Corporation and her platform centers around Healthy Nutrition & Exercise for Women of all ages.

Inny Kim received her undergraduate from Amherst and her Master's Degree from Harvard. This talented vocalist, writer for the Princeton Review and business owner "IVYEgg"--Inny's platform centers primarily on Reading Literacy and she assists students and their parents in preparing to enter Ivy League Universities.

A Gold Presidential Service Award Recipient, Debbie McCarty, a Director of Special Events for Publix Stores, Debbie works in many senior homes preventing elder abuse, and serving seniors who have no families. (Formerly Ms. Florida -Elite)

Linda Fogg-Phillips, a guest lecturer at Stanford at Standford University, and is a panelist for Facebook Safety. Linda's platform is centered on Choice Humanitarian, providing safe water, food and services to third-world countries. Linda is a mother of 8 and hails from Nevada.

Vickie Lynn Hines - As a heart disease survivor and advocate for the American Heart Association, Vickie's duties include speaking before the Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on stroke and heart disease prevention and has worked to secure funding and education on this issue in Florida, Texas and Louisiana in addition to her home state on behalf of the American Heart Association.

Lisa represented her native country of Italy and has helped pass legislation both abroad and in Southern California on Domestic Violence against Women. A speaker and pageant veteran, this new mom brings a wealth of experience to the WOA Pageant.

Marneet represented her Native American Indian heritage and does extensive work with the Oregon Food Bank as her platform.

"Mandy resides in Virginia.  Her platform is "Women of Worth" -- helping women in crisis with mental, physical, spiritual and financially.  Mandy has a management position with a top jewelry company when not busy with pageant activities and being a National Recruiter for WOA". 

“Where Your Platform Is Our Passion”

Woman of Achievement, founded by Marlena Martin of California, is an organization that offer a venue for single and married women of all ages to network, and compete in an annual National Pageant awarding recognition and cash grants for academics, community service and/or self improvement through the arts & public speaking.   The Mission of Woman of Achievement & Marlena Martin of California is Helping Achievers Connect and Grow Into Maximized Potential. WOA works with woman during and after their participation as State Finalist in Woman of Achievement to help each woman grow by connecting her with speaking and/or publishing contacts, social media experts and other resources to assist her with achieving her goals. We welcome woman to contact us to discuss being part of this growing community and wonderful organization that Woman of Achievement & Marlena Martin of California offer on a national level.

What is Woman of Achievement?

Acknowledging the Beauty in Service, Self-Development and Education Among Today’s Modern Woman.

The Queen Mary

Location: Aboard the Queen Mary Ship leaving Long Beach,CA

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Judging Criteria

Awarding Women Who Are Making A Difference

We offer Seminars, Leadership Workshops and a Pageant Competition for women who are active with community platforms, education and/or visual or performing arts.

25% Personal Interview

25% Platform Interview

20% Creative Expression/Speech

15% Evening Gown

15% Fitness

The Contestants

“Thank you for running a fair competition! I’ve been in other pageants that didn’t seem to end so well but after this one I have several women I will be recommending!” -Elvira Osmonov Miss Hollywood Woman of Achievement

Not a beauty pageant but an achievement pageant…

for women.

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Participating in the Woman of Achievement Pageant was more than just a competition. It was 2 days of discovering myself, my desires and how much potential I have. This program doesn’t only focus on outward appearance; it focuses on what lies within…

– Mercedes H. Former Miss California

November 13-15, 2015








’til the National Pageant

Woman of Achievement

& Marlena Martin of California

Welcome You!