The Women of Achievement held their 49th Awards Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis on May 14, 2019. Ten women from across the region were recognized for their diverse civic, cultural and professional leadership. Carol Daniel, KMOX News Anchor, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the afternoon. Guests were welcomed by Gwendolyn Packnett, Ph.D., Women of Achievement President, Dr. Eva Frazer, luncheon chair, and presenting sponsors Andrea Griffith from Ladue News and Becky Domyan from Entercom St. Louis, while enjoying lunch and video presentations of the honorees. 

Created in 1955, the Women of Achievement Award is the oldest, ongoing program to honor and recognize women who serve the St. Louis Metropolitan region with their leadership and volunteerism. The 2019 honorees were: Jill Aul, Simone Bernstein, Jessica Bueler, Valeda Keys, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, Kalen McAllister, Mary Lieber Schoolman, Mary Harper Thomas, Cindy Lander Wallach, Ms. Ollie Tucker Ward.