2017 LEAD Award presented to The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham will again honor some of Birmingham’s most innovative and accomplished women at
on Thursday, October 12 at Iron City. The group of 10 Smart Honorees and one “Next Generation” honoree represent a variety of sectors including medicine, law, publishing, and nonprofit. This is the first year to include a “Next Generation” category for current students (high school or college).
“Our goal for Smart Party is to celebrate women who have accomplished amazing things with the opportunities they’ve been given while raising money to open doors for other women to succeed,” said Jeanne Jackson, President/CEO of The Women’s Fund.
The 2017 Smart Honorees are:
Birmingham Gay and Lesbian Parents Association, Co-Founder; Social Security Administration, Project Manager
Elizabeth “Beth” G. Beaube
Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C., Chief Administrative Officer & Shareholder
Katherine Simmons Berdy
The Altamont School, Director of The C. Keyser Miree Center for Ethical Leadership
Sarah Blair, CRNP
Children’s of Alabama, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Henna Budhwani
UAB School of Public Health, Assistant Professor (Dept. of Health Care Organization and
Barbara Lovelace Burton
Chalker Group, President/Founder
Royal Cup, Director of Liquid Innovation
Steele Thomas Marcoux
Coastal Living, Editor in Chief
Einstein’s Playground, Executive Director
Founder and Consultant, Momentum
Katie Wiatrak (Next Generation Honoree)
Indian Springs School, Student and Founder of the Gender Equality Club
Smart Party is The Women’s Fund’s annual fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will fund programs that provide women with supports they need to move beyond poverty, including post-secondary education, job skills training, career counseling, quality childcare, transportation, and safe housing.
For tickets and info (including honoree bios), click here.
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