Academy for Women of Achievement

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023  |  MUSIC CITY CENTER

CO-CHAIRS: SALLIE B. BAILEY, JERRY WILLIAMS

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has served women and families for 124 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 self-sufficiency. 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 (AWA) honorees are passionate about empowering women and they make Nashville a more inclusive, informed, just, healthy, and thriving place to live. The AWA 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. Our 2022 recipients joined 184 other women and 33 organizations who were honored previously with this distinction. The Academy’s independent judging committee, composed of community and business leaders, select honorees from an exceptional list of nominees.

For question or more event information, email Harmony Hensley, Sr. Director of Development Events, for more information.


31st Academy for Women of Achievement Honorees

Jean Ann Banker

Community Volunteer

Hannah Paramore Breen

Founder,
Paramore Digital

Hon. Angelita Blackshear Dalton

Judge,
Davidson County Criminal Court

Sherry Deutschmann

Founder & CEO,
BrainTrust

Mary Ann McCready

Founding Owner and Business Manager,
FBMM Entertainment Business Management

Sharon W. Reynolds

President & CEO,
DevMar Products, LLC

Denine Torr

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy,
Dollar General

Corporate Honoree


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Proceeds from AWA help fund the programs of YWCA, including Weaver Domestic Violence Center, the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email Harmony Hensley.

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United with Purpose

What unites us ignites us.
For 125 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has brought together women from all walks of life who share the same passion for inspiring change, the same willpower to take action, and the same aspiration to improve the lives of the women who follow in their footsteps. It’s these similarities that not only gave rise to the individual accomplishments of the Academy for Women of Achievement honorees, but also further our collective momentum toward a future defined by peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Let’s continue moving forward. Together.