WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County honored 21 women leaders at its annual “Women of Vision” luncheon.
Several hundred people attended the invitation-only awards ceremony at the Benton Convention Center, where keynote speaker Susan Pauly, president of Salem Academy and College, used a poem by Tess Gallagher to illustrate women’s multi-faceted role.
Award winners were chosen based on the impact their knowledge, creativity and leadership was seen to have on the local community.
* Jean Adams, attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
* Betsy Annese, president, Annese Public Relations
* Simona Atkins Allen, founder, Delta Arts Center
* Karen Bartoletti, executive director, Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health
* Sharon Covitz, vice president of Institutional Advancement, Forsyth Technical Community College, and executive director, Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation
* Brennan Dawson, senior vice president for government relations, Reynolds American
* Annamarie D’Souza, vice president, human relations, Hanesbrands
* Krissy Dull, student, Bishop McGuinness High School
* Margaret Ann Hofler, business-services officer, BB&T Corp.
* Pam Kahl, former lead interviewer, Crisis Control Ministry
* Sallye Liner, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Forsyth Medical Center
* Megan Massey, student, East Forsyth High School
* Leigh McMillan, journalist, author and columnist, Winston-Salem Journal
* Willette Mosby-Reynolds, project manager, Wachovia Wealth Management, human-resources business unit
* Marjorie Rorie, director of community services, Truliant Federal Credit Union
* The Women’s Fund Founding Members, Michelle Cook, Lynn Eisenberg, Sarah Holthouser, Mary Jamis and Janie Wilson
* Pam Versaggi, relocation director, Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate