This year’s Women of Achievement Awards Celebration is scheduled to broadcast at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 on the Nine Network of Public Media – Channel 9, the local PBS powerhouse – and online at woastl.org/live2021. The honorees gathered to film the ceremony in June at the Grandel Theatre, where they also took photos and received their commemorative plates.
“Women of Achievement recognizes 10 outstanding women each year, and these women have done so much to improve our community. It’s my great honor and privilege to chair the event that has recognized all they’ve accomplished,” Ida Early says.
Honored this year were Lourdes Treviño Bailon for Community Welfare, Rebeccah L. Bennett for Equitable Leadership, Susan Colangelo for Social Justice Artist, Judge Annette A. Eckert for Teen Advocate, Lannis E. Hall for Health Advocacy, Rachel Goldman Miller for Lifetime Service, Carole Splater for Community Betterment, Grace Elizabeth Strobel for Youth Outreach, Cassie A. Strom for Veterans Advocacy and Cheryl D.S. Walker for Impactful Leadership. Many honorees and board members had not seen one another in many months, lending to a jubilant feeling at the event.
Click here to read more about each of these women and their impact on the community.