YWCA Lower Cape Fear hosts 34th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The YWCA Lower Cape Fear hosted its 34th Annual Women of Achievement Awards at the Wilmington Convention Center on Tuesday night.

The event recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women and young leaders in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

Since 1985 more than 400 Women of Achievement have been honored.

The event raises key support for the YWCA’s programs and services that promote racial justice and gender equality for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.

Below are the 2019 award winners.

Young Leader Scholarship - Janae Young and Sophie Farriss

Student Impact Grant - Jessica Aguilar

Trailblazer - Marissa Bryant

Lifetime Achievement - Louise Coggins

Business - Christi Ferretti

Arts & Culture - Jacqueline Olive

Advocacy & Social Justice - Katrina Knight

Health & Wellness - Christ Spivey

Public Service - Cori Dixon

Education - Sheri Shaw

Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero - Sabra Wright

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