Join YWCA in honoring eleven ‘Women of Achievement’

Join YWCA in honoring eleven ‘Women of Achievement’
annual event recognizes accomplishments of Rhode Island women across industry, culture and public service
YWCA Rhode Island will host its 13th annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln.
Since 2005, YWCA has sponsored this statewide recognition of women whose accomplishments span the fields of industry, culture and public service. Selection is based on YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Recipients demonstrate exceptional skills as leaders, role models or mentors; break new ground or old barriers; are agents for positive change; and inspire others.
Deborah L. Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Rhode Island will present the awards. Deborah Ruggiero, host of the award-winning radio program “Amazing Women”, will be the emcee.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $55 per person or reserve a table of 10 for $550. Event underwriting opportunities support YWCA programming and range from $150 to $3,000. Reservations must be made by the extended deadline of Friday, October 27 by calling 508-658-0123or registering online at
This year’s recipients are a diverse group including humanitarian, public service director, scientist, educators, nonprofit leaders, and an organization that links members with youth to provide gifts and clothing during the holiday season. YWCA looks forward to honoring this year’s recipients:
* LeeAnn Byrne
* Alison Eichler
* Anne Grant
* Deloris Davis Grant
* Marta V. Martínez
* Pilar McCloud
* Julie Nora
* Elin Torrell
* Vanessa Volz
* Henrietta Tonia White-Holder
* Chanda Womack
* National Education Association Rhode Island – Children’s Fund Gingerbread Express.
With this awards ceremony, YWCA continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial.
“The women we are honoring are nothing short of incredible. They are dedicated to their communities, to women and girls advancement and to making the world a better place. It’s an honor for the YWCA to recognize them for their efforts.” says Deborah L. Perry, CEO YWCA Rhode Island.
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