Academy for Women of Achievement

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Academy for Women of Achievement
Wednesday, October 21
Renaissance Nashville Hotel


YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has served women and families for more than 120 years and works to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races, and faiths. Our programs and services help them move from safety to independence. YWCA exists to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Each year, YWCA pays tribute to women who are making significant contributions to our community. Academy for Women of Achievement honorees are passionate about empowering women and improving our community. They make Nashville a more inclusive, informed, just, healthy, and thriving place to live. The Academy for Women of Achievement was launched locally in 1992 by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. The AWA honors women who, through excellence and leadership in their chosen fields, serve as role models for other women. This year’s recipients will join 171 other women who were honored previously with this distinction. The Academy’s independent judging committee, composed of community and business leaders, will chose this year’s honorees from an exceptional list of nominees.

The 2019 Academy for Women of Achievement was presented by the Nashville Predators. The 2019 Academy for Women of Achievement Honorees are:



2019 AWA Corporate Honoree


Proceeds from the AWA recognition dinner help fund the programs of the YWCA, including the Weaver Domestic Violence Center, the largest emergency domestic violence shelter in Tennessee. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click here or email our Sr. Director of Marketing & Development Shannon Lapsley.  

Past AWA Honorees Past Corporate Honorees
2019 Past Honoree Party

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View images from our 2019 Academy for Women of Achievement dinner and induction ceremony below. A special thanks to Pat Casey Daley for the beautiful photos.