Congratulations to the 2017 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.
This year’s recipients are a diverse group including a humanitarian, public service director, scientist, educators, and nonprofit leaders. Congratulations to LeeAnn Byrne, Chanda Womack, Alison Eichler, Henrietta Tonia White-Holder, Anne Grant, Vanessa Volz, Deloris Davis Grant, Elin Torell, Marta V. Martínez, Julie Nora and Pilar McCloud.
We asked each of these women, “What was your dream job as a kid and has it manifested itself in what you do?” Their answers give us some insight into the paths they have chosen. Nominated by their peers, we celebrate these 11 amazing women who have blazed trails, suffered trials, broke ground, broke records and accomplished some tough stuff. We honor you, we thank you, and we celebrate the difference you are making in the world.
Deborah L. Perry, President/Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Rhode Island