24th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN
Thursday, March 28, 2019
RiverCrest Golf Club, 100 Golf Club Drive, Phoenixville, PA
Cocktails—5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm
The 24th annual Tribute to Exceptional Women recognizes women for their ability to lead by example, embrace community responsibility, and excel in their careers. YWCA Tri-County Area has been proud to provide this opportunity for the community to recognize and celebrate the exceptional contributions made by women in the Tri-County and surrounding areas.
Community members have nominated 28 women for their achievements in leadership, service, and career in the following categories: Arts, Business, Education, Health, Racial Justice, Non-Profit, Public Service, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the Rising Star Award for women 18-30, the Coretta Scott King Award for an agent of change, Mission Impact Award, and Sally Lee Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since 1908, YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) has been serving women, children, and families in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties. YW3CA combines programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls.
2019 Tribute to Exceptional Women Nominees:
|5:30pm - Silent Auction, Cocktails, Live Music|
|6:45pm - Silent Auction Closes|
|7:00pm - Dinner served with live music|
|7:30pm- Keynote address by Orien N. Barnes, SHRM-SCP|
|8:00pm- Appeal by Sara Wein, YW3CA Board President|
|8:30pm - Awared Presentations|
|9:00pm- Announce Silent Auction Winners|
Dinner and Award Ceremony
Orien N. Barnes, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, HR Learning, Talent Management and Organizational Development
Orien N. Barnes serves as Vice President of HR Learning, Talent Management, and Organizational Development for AmeriHealth Caritas, a company dedicated to helping people get care, stay well, and build health communities. Throughout her career she has held a number of positions supporting training and development in a variety of industries including banking, non-profit, and health care.
Orien is passionate about helping people learn and grow to their fullest potential, whether in her corporate role or in the community. In the community, she served as a technology instructor for high school students for the South West Enrichment Community Center, taught English as a second language for adults at DPT Business School, and facilitated etiquette classes for junior high students at the YMCA. Today she serves as a mentor for young women, helping them discover their talents and feel empowered to take action toward fulfilling their personal and professional goals. She is a well-respected leader in her professional life, and in the community, but her biggest role is advocating for individuals in need.