March on! Women’s History Month.
As a woman-owned business, Valerie Morris and the MMG team support women across the globe, but especially when the spotlight is on women in our own town of Memphis, Tennessee.
MMG partner, Terri Murphy, interviewed Deborah Clubb and her co-founder, Judy Card, on KWAMtheVoice.com live from the Pink Palace Museum Monday after Jimmy Ogle (JimmyOgle.com) presented a keynote on Women of Achievement and recognition for women in Memphis as reflected in monuments and other historical initiatives. Women included in his keynote ranged from Aretha Franklin, one of 3 Memphians who made the cover of TIME Magazine, to suffragists and their long fight for the right to vote.
Clubb and a diverse coalition of women founded Women of Achievement in 1984 to heighten the visibility of women’s leadership and to honor Memphis women who have made significant contributions in seven different categories: Courage, Determination, Heritage, Heroism, Initiative, Steadfastness, and Vision. Clubb also is the director of the Memphis Area Women’s Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing policies to improve women’s lives in health, education and economic self-sufficiency and to increase resources and community response to crimes against women.
During Monday’s interview, Deborah and Judy shared their passion to put a spotlight on women’s achievements in Memphis both historically and in real time. The group has published 3 books containing essays on each of the women honored and all essays and portraits also are posted at womenofachievement.org.
This year on March 24th, the 35th annual Women of Achievement Awards will expand their esteemed circle with nine additional honorees for 2019, including Mildred Richard-Edwards, Rachel Coats Greer, Mary E. Mitchell, Gabriela Salinas, Estelle Axton, Cornelia Crenshaw, Maxine Starling Strawder, Dr. Jane Hooker, and Dr. Carol Danehower. They will join the ranks of the 248 individual women and two groups honored previously during National Women’s History Month.
Women of Achievement is housed at the non-profit Memphis Area Women’s Council with the ongoing vision to continually spotlight women’s contributions to community life, business, government, the arts and more in Memphis. Former recipients include mediation attorney Jocelyn Wurzburg, history professor Dr. Beverly Bond, suffrage historian Paula Casey, and Rachel Coats Greer of Rachel’s Florist for Determination in her non-profit www.Rachel’sKidsInc. to support kids in multiple ways.
The 35th annual Award event is scheduled for March 24th at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis starting with a reception at 3 and awards 3:30 to 6 pm.
For reservations ($35) contact: https://bit.ly/2S1mHru
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