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Women of Achievement Awards

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards, presented by James E. Moore Insurance Agency, recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders. The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards recognizes women and young leaders active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

Since 1985, we have honored more than 400 Women of Achievement. The event raises key support for the YWCA’s programs and services that promote racial justice and gender equality for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.


 

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34th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Wilmington Convention Center
5:30 pm – check-in & cocktail hour
6:30 pm – Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women and young leaders across the Cape Fear region. We are honored to welcome YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo, as she shares new initiatives of the YWCA USA, and why the mission of the organization remains as vital as ever to the success of our vibrant community.


Alejandra Y. Castillo serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YWCA USA and its network of 210 associations serving 2.2 million women and girls around the country in 46 states and the District of Columbia. With over two decades of professional experience in Washington, D.C., she has served in senior leadership in two presidential administrations. In 2014, Alejandra was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), becoming the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the agency, helping to secure financing and capital in excess of $19 billion and creating or retaining over 33,000 jobs.


Congratulations to the 2019 Women of Achievement Nominees!

These 71 women were nominated by their mentors, peers, and colleagues for demonstrated excellence and commitment to their careers, schools, and communities. The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is proud to recognize the following women and young leaders for their remarkable achievements:

Jessica Aguilar
Maggi Apel & Vicky Janowski
Karen Barefoot
Amelia Batts
Jocelyn Beam
Anna Bradshaw
Bridget Brewster
Marissa Bryant
Rep. Deb Butler
Jenny Callison
Jessica Cannon
Lydia Clopton
Louise Coggins
Alyssa Creech
Cori Dixon
Emily Dixon
Reilly Dumproff
Dr. Veronica Edge
Maggie Evans
Sophie Farriss
Elizabeth Felts
Christi Ferretti
Gina Fimbel
Samantha Fisher
Amy Gilman
Lauryn Gori
Cordelia Green
Claudia Gregory
Lara Hamlet
Dr. Sharrie Hanley
Alisa Harris
Adrienne Hayes-Singleton
Kathleen Holland
Krista Holland
Melodie Homer

Michaela Howells
Kristy Hubard
Ellison Hunter
Nancy King
Katrina Knight
Elizabeth Koonce
Stephanie Lanier
Summer McPherson
Lynn O’Connell
Jacqueline Olive
Mikala Parnell
Lori Poole
Tammy Proctor
Tammy Pruden
Audra Rackley
Jordyn Rascoe
Kathleen Rich
Dr. Donyell Roseboro
Sheri Shaw
Susan Sinclair
Kathryn Soderman
Eve Sparks
Christy Spivey
Andrea Stough
Summer Tanbouz
Lela Thompson
Yvetta Thompson
Amy Thornton & Pepper Capps Hill
Dr. Khadijia Tribie
Dr. Betsy Weinberg
Julie Wilsey
Veda Wilson
Sabra Wright
Janae Young


Sponsorship opportunities are available.

We invite you to join us in supporting and honoring true Women of Achievement. 

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See the Full List of Past Winners!