YWCA highlights achievement

Congratulations to the 2016 YWCA Rhode Island Women of Achievement Award winners. Some are standing up for peace, some are standing up for justice, some are standing up for freedom, some are standing up for dignity, and all are making a positive difference in our state through actions that will be felt for generations.

Nominated by their peers, we celebrate 13 women who have blazed trails, suffered trials, broke ground, broke records and accomplished some tough stuff. Award winners include lawyers, public sector employees and elected officials, educators, philanthropists, non-profit leaders, business leaders, an artist, an athlete and a doctor.

Congratulations to Kimberly Ahern, Melba Depeña Affigne, Carolyn Belisle, Jessica David, Adriana Dawson, Kathy Flores, Brittany Star Hampton, Mary Kim Harris, Melissa Husband, Laura Ann Pisaturo, Mary Reilly, Camille Vella-Wilkinson, and Rose Ella Weaver.

We honor you, we thank you, and we celebrate the
difference you are making in the world.

Most sincerely,

Deborah L. Perry, President/Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Rhode Island