YWCA Honors Women of Achievement
Spotlight on YWCA Women of Achievement
The group’s award ceremony took place virtually March 3, celebrating the contributions of forty-eight women nominated from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.
“These women demonstrate excellence and commitment to their careers, schools, and communities,” YWCA CEO VELVA JENKINS says about this year’s nominees.
Award winners were:
SHIRLEY FREEMAN, Advocacy & Social Justice; HEATHER WILSON, Arts & Culture; ISABELA LUJAN, Business; MICHAELA HOWELLS, Education; MIREYA LUPERCIO, Health & Wellness; JC LYLE, Public Service; CATHY WRIGHT (above), Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero; and JORDAN WILLETTS, Trailblazer.
Two youth awards went to: DIANA GOMEZ, Young Leader (Mission); and EMILY LAIN, Young Leader (Merit).
To watch the awards program video, go to ywca-lowercapefear.org/what-were-doing/initiatives/woa.
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