The YWCA of Greenville’s 10th Annual Amy K. Stubbs Women of Achievement Awards will honor a group of remarkable Upstate women, “The Gems of Our Community.” These women have made extraordinary contributions to families, communities, charities and businesses, and their efforts continue to open doors of opportunity for future Women of Achievement.
2013 Women of Achievement Honorees
Achievement in Diversity
Louise Connell, BMW Manufacturing Co.
Achievement in Philanthropy
Achievement in Journalism
Kim Hassold, TALK Magazine
Achievement in Business
Achievement in Legal
Maurie Lawrence, Wyche, P.A.
Achievement in Politics
Deb Sofield, Executive Speech Coaching Co.
Achievement in Healthcare
Brenda Thames, Greenville Health System
Achievement in Finance
Angela Webb, CertusBank
Achievement in Non-Profit
Jimmie McQueen President’s Award
Omekula Austin, Caroline Caldwell, Tavia Gaddy, Andrea Goodjoin, Lesley Griffeth, Denice Harris, Marcia Williams, Tammy Wood
René Blanton, Rebecca Ellefson, Kathy Sheppard, Chrystal Smith, Cathy Tate
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
WHERE: TD Convention Center
WHY: The YWCA, the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world, has a mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The Amy K. Stubbs Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon is the YWCA of Greenville’s largest annual fundraiser and provides valuable resources for the YWCA of Greenville to continue serving the needs of women, children, youth and families in the Upstate. The YWCA of Greenville works diligently to serve its community through various programs:
• The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provides high-quality early care and education for infants through 4-year-olds.
• The Youth Education Success (YES) Afterschool Program provides educational support and tutoring for elementary school children in the Upstate.
• The yW Teens program is dedicated to empowering young women to continue their education and avoid such pitfalls as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and dropping out of high school.
• The Ann “Tunky” Riley Center for the Elimination of Racism offers the Claudette Cureton Lecture Series, a lecture and dialogue series to increase the awareness of racial justice in the Upstate.
• The yW Empowerment Center provides education and leadership skills to women in the Greenville community.