Academy for Women of Achievement

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023  |  MUSIC CITY CENTER

CO-CHAIRS: SALLIE BAILEY, ANA ESCOBAR, 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 2021 recipients joined 179 other women 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 Makinzi Greener, Development & Events Manager, for more information.


30th Anniversary of the Academy for Women of Achievement Honorees

Dr. Glenda Glover

President,
Tennessee State University

Diane Lance

Department Head,
Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety

Wanda Lyle

Retired Managing Director and President,
UBS Business Solutions US LLC

Zulfat Suara

Councilmember at Large,
Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Davidson County

DarKenya Waller

Executive Director,
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

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 Executive Development Advisor, Beth Boord.

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Thank you to our 31st Academy for Women of Achievement Sponsors and their generous support!

Presenting Sponsor

Peace Sponsors

Justice Sponsors

Advocacy Sponsors

HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health  |  LP Building Solutions