Inspirational. Exceptional. Always lovely!
The Women Honoring Women evening celebrates the achievements of women and individuals overcoming adversity. It is the annual fundraiser by the Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC) to raise funds that will support local outstanding women pursuing college degrees with scholarships and mentoring. The evening is set apart by the words shared by from community leaders representing six different categories. These leaders are nominated and selected from our community and their time behind the podium offers jewels of truth and loving reminders that we too can accomplish much.
After a welcome and prayer, this year’s honorees were introduced by Beth Jett from Channel 19.
The 2014 honorees:
Donna Rush – Arts & Humanities
Donna Coleman – Business & Professional
Ellin Jimmerson, PhD MDiv – Community & Public Service
Dr. Pam Hudson – Health & Human Services
Eula Battle & Nancy Jones – Education
Dorothy Davidson – Technology
Following the awards presentation and speeches, the current scholars and mentors were asked to stand at their tables and were applauded by all. Then a former WEDC Scholar, Rachel Lackey, shared her appreciation for the program and how it helped her to pursue her education and dream business, the Green Pea Press at Lowe Mill.
As always it is a joy at each Women Honoring Women evening to share time with such a great room of people 🙂