YWCA Honors Women of Achievement

Spotlight on YWCA Women of Achievement

Spot Ywcawright MainThe YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s thirty-six annual Women of Achievement Awards last month recognized the work of women ranging from advocacy to public service.

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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