Academy for Women of Achievement

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2018 Group AWA
The Academy for Women of Achievement includes honorees from its 27 years during the YWCA annual dinner held at the Music City Center October 11, 2018. Photo by Pat Casey Daley.

Academy for Women of Achievement
Thursday, October 24  |  5:15 pm Cocktail Reception – 6:30 pm Program & Awards Dinner
Music City Center | Davidson Ballroom

2019 Co-Chairs | Sara Finley & Tara Scarlett

Each year, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee honors a select group of women and one organization dedicated to improving our community and the lives of women, children, and families living in it. The Academy for Women of Achievement was launched locally in 1992 by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. The 2019 AWA is presented by the Nashville Predators and honors women who, through excellence and leadership in their chosen fields, serve as role models for other women.

Congratulations to the 2019 Academy for Women of Achievement Honorees:

Gail Carr Williams, Associate Director of Community Relations at Vanderbilt University
Beth Chase, Senior Managing Director at Ankura
Hon. Ana Escobar, Davidson County General Sessions Judge – Division 3
Mendy Mazzo, Corporate Senior Vice President at Skanska
Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, MD
, Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vicki Yates
, News Anchor/Reporter for WTVF-TV NewsChannel 5

The 2019 AWA Corporate Honoree is Bank of America.

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. Purchase tickets or tables below:

Click here for a list of our past AWA Honorees.

Click here for a list of our past Corporate Honorees.

Interested in sponsoring one of the longest standing, most prestigious award ceremonies in the Nashville community? Click here for more information on 2019 AWA Sponsorship Benefits or e-mail LoLita Toney.

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