Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Women of Achievement Awards

The YWCA Central Carolinas is taking applications for its 2012 Women of
Achievement awards. If you know a woman who has "demonstrated leadership in Charlotte by promoting
social justice," you have until Aug. 17 to nominate her by going to You can also contact Marianne Schild, YWCA donor relations manager, at or

There are three categories: Pioneer, a mature woman
who has exemplified a lifetime commitment to promoting social justice; Community Champion, an established
woman currently working at the forefront of social change; and an Emerging Leader, a woman of the rising
generation who will lead our community forward.

The winners will be recognized at an event on October 25. Last year's winners were Sally
Robinson, Kristina Cruise and LaWana Mayfield.

Other past recipients include Kristina Cruise, LaWana Mayfield, Sally Robinson, Sarah Belk Gambrell, Cynthia Marshall, Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, Carlenia Ivory, Charlotte Watkins, Claire Tate, Velva Woolen and Maria Hanlin.

The awards are part of the mission of the YWCA Central Carolinas to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.