Winston-Salem YWCA honors women leaders

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.

They include:

* 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

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