Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Omni Nashville Hotel

Save the Date for our 2017 AWA – Thursday, October 19th at the Omni Nashville Hotel

Nominations for 2017 AWA will open on Monday, May 1st.

Each year, the YWCA honors a select group of Middle Tennessee women who are dedicated to improving our community and the lives of women, children, and families living in it. For a quarter of a century, YWCA has welcomed these women into the Academy for Women of Achievement. Click here for a list of past AWA honorees

We were honored to recognize those women who empower and inspire others to succeed during our 25th AWA celebration that took place October 6, 2016.

2016 Honorees 

Mayor Megan Barry, mayor of Nashville;

Katherine Brown, president and founder, Learn CPR America;

Marilyn Dubree, executive chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for clinical practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing;

Claire Gulmi, executive vice president and CFO, AmSurg;

Cordia Harrington, founder and CEO, The Bakery Cos.;

Metro Nashville Councilwoman At-Large Sharon Hurt, founder and CEO, Jefferson St. United Merchants Partnership (JUMP);

Beverly Keel, professor and department chairwoman, Middle Tennessee State University Department of Recording Industry;

Aleta Trauger, U. S. District Court judge for the Middle District of Tennessee;


Each year, a Corporate Honoree is selected based on the oragnization's commitment to women in the workforce. Click here for a list of past AWA Corporate Honorees.  

2016 Corporate Honoree - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store


Proceeds from the Academy for Women of Achievement ceremony fund YWCA programs and services. Please join us 

Event Committee

  • Rita Johnson-Mills / Co-Chair
  • Mary Winn Pilkington / Co-Chair

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