30th Anniversary of the Academy for Women of Achievement
Each year, YWCA pays tribute to women who are making significant contributions to our community. Academy for Women of Achievement (AWA) honorees are passionate about empowering women and they make Nashville a more inclusive, informed, just, healthy, and thriving place to live. The AWA was launched locally in 1992 by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. The AWA honors women who, through excellence and leadership in their chosen fields, serve as role models for other women. This year’s recipients will join 179 other women who were honored previously with this distinction. The Academy’s independent judging committee, composed of community and business leaders, select honorees from an exceptional list of nominees. For YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, the vision to recognize those individuals who have helped create a stronger, generous and more just community began 30 years ago with the founding of the Academy for Women of Achievement.