Tribute to Exceptional Women

2017 Award Winners

Arts: Leena Devlin, director of the Steel River Playhouse, Pottstown.
Business: Sheryl Jennings, owner of Wildfree, Downingtown.
Coretta Scott King Award: Rev. Leslie Callahan, St. Paul's Baptist Church, Philadelphia; honored for empowering women and is committed to social justice, peace, equality and human rights.
Education: Calista Boyer, principal at Lincoln Park Elementary School and Camika Royal, assistant professor at Loyola University, Maryland.
Health: Dr. Maria Tucker, Women's Health and Wellness, obstetrician-gynecologist.
Mission impact: Shaleah Sutton, founder of Uniquely You Summit for Girls, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit to help young black women succeed.
Nonprofit/public service: Pauline McGibbon, Women's Center of Montgomery County.
Racial Justice: Jenee A. Chizick-Aguera, founder and publisher of Motivos, a magazine for Latino urban youth.
Rising Star Award: Nehaila Ait Belouali, volunteer with the YWCA's Education and Training Center; honored as a woman 18 to 30 years old who is a role model and enthusiastic leader for girls.
Sally Lee Lifetime Achievement Award: Janice Warnquist, volunteer at the YWCA Education Training Center.
STEM: Toni Reese, founder of People Chronicles, a Reading-based digital storytelling platform.