Monday, March 24, 2014

YWCA Names Women Leadership Award Recipients

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Laura Harwin
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Names 2014 Tribute to Women Leadership Award Recipients
Awards Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 29

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 12, 2014):  The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has named the recipients of the 2014 Tribute to Women Leadership Awards. They include:

Allerton Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Kay Poppenberg, Executive Director, The Janetta Foundation
Business & Professional Services: Lisa Kuzma, Senior Program Officer, Richard King Mellon Foundation
Civic & Community Service: Lucille Prater-Holliday, Founder, Black Women’s Empowerment Institute
Education: MJ Tocci, Posthumous, Co-Founder & Former Director, Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women at Carnegie Mellon University
Health & Human Services: Kimberlee S. Evert, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
Science & Technology: Shakita Trigg, Project Manager, FedEx Ground
Young Leader: La’Tasha Mayes, Founder and Executive Director, New Voices Pittsburgh

Awards will be presented at the 32nd annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 29, at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, downtown. Peggy Finnegan, co-anchor for WPXI Channel 11 News at 5 and 6 p.m., will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies during the luncheon.

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh launched the Tribute to Women Leadership Awards in 1983 to affirm its mission to empower women and girls to reach their personal and professional goals. Since then, the YWCA has honored the accomplishments of more than 200 exceptional women, saluting them for helping to shape the direction of our region and improve the lives of others.

Proceeds from the event help create positive changes in the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh area women and families served by the YWCA.  For more information about Tribute to Women or to purchase advance tickets, go to Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh strengthens our community by creating and advancing opportunities for all women to seek equality and self-sufficiency.  For more information about the YWCA’s programs and services, visit or call 412-391-5100.


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