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Congratulations to 2019 Tribute to Exceptional Women Winners

Arts: A woman who encourages and/or Demonstrates artistic expression. Supports the artistic development in women and girls.

Kimberly Camp

Business: A woman who is successful in business, exhibiting a strong set of personal values and is a mentor to young women in her profession and in the community.

Elizabeth Peters

Coretta Scott King Award: A woman who is an Agent of Change, who advocates for and empowers girls. Committed to social justice and peace, equality, and human rights.

Na’imah Rhodes

Education: A woman who motivates, teaches, and cultivates strong values in our youth within a school setting.

Jamie Fazekas

Health: A woman who promotes wellness in the community, raising awareness and support women and girls in a healthy lifestyle.

Michelle Mory

Racial Justice Award: A woman who is an active volunteer, family oriented, has strong spiritual/religious beliefs, promotes racial justice and dignity for all.

Lizette Epps

Non-Profit:  A woman who effects change through leadership in the non-profit organization.

Cheryl Messere and Sherita Beard-Lee

Public Service:  A woman who effects change through leadership in the public sector.

Jessica Schneider

S.T.E.M.: A woman who educates and encourages young women and girls in the understanding the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in the workplace and in the community.

Patrice Reiche

Rising Star (Age 18-30): A young woman who serves as a role model and enthusiastic leader for girls.

Alnesa Jordan

Shooting Star: A woman who models a strong set of personal values in mentoring women and girls in the community to shoot for the stars.

Winners:  Anne Maletsky and Laurie Kolka

Honorable Mention:  Kim Petro and Keima Sheriff

Sally Lee Lifetime Achievement: A woman who has devoted many years to making a significant difference for women and in the community.

Carol Daniels


Mission Impact Award: Selected by YW3CA staff for her direct impact on YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Detectives Heather Long and Brooke Fisher