Each spring for the past four years, The New Tri-State Defender has selected 50 outstanding African-American women from the Greater Memphis community to be honored.
Each spring for the past four years, The New Tri-State Defender has selected – from among hundreds of well-deserving nominees – 50 outstanding African-American women from the Greater Memphis community to be honored for their remarkable civic contributions and career achievements.
Once again, it is time for the community to nominate another group of outstanding Women of Excellence!
The New Tri-State Defender encourages its readers and the entire Greater Memphis community to help us identify the 50 deserving African-American women for the 2012 class of WOE. Once the nomination period ends, a special selection committee will choose the honorees for this year. Those exceptional women will be honored at the 5th Annual Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence Spring ‘High Tea’ Reception.
The selection committee is seeking nominations of Women of Excellence who have displayed exceptional courage, unwavering conviction and extraordinary grace. Each candidate must be a local African-American woman executive, business owner or community leader. Each woman should possess demonstrated success within her field of endeavor, be a positive role model whose contributions encourage others, and be active in community service or organizational involvement.
All nominations must be received by March 23 at 5 p.m.
This year’s gala celebration will be held on April 28.
(For more information, call 901-523-1818)
(Download a nomination form)