The Pasadena Journal will celebrate its 2010 Women of Achievement with a breakfast on April 24, 2010 at the Brookside Golf Club at 9am. The spotlight will be on this year's Women of Achievement but the breakfast will also recognize our Women of Achievement from 2008 and 2009.
The 2010 Women of Achievement celebrates African American women by naming women of local women's service organizations. They are: Yolanda Oliver of the Pasadena Chapter Links; Elise Mallory of the Pasadena/Altadena AKA Sorority, Gwen McMullins of the Pasadena Delta Sorority, Alison Moses of Women In Action, Charmayne Mills Ealy of Jack and Jill, and Kelly Lawson of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority.
The 2008 Women of Achievement were Phyllis Curry, Myra Booker, Rochelle Branch, Ellen Lee Ligons, Gay Parker, Trudell Skinner and Lena Kennedy. The 2009 Women of Achievement were Renatta Cooper, Arzella Valentine, Celeste Day Drake, D. Marie Battle, Wiletta Helene, and Journal Publisher Ruthie M. Hopkins.
Each of the awardees are accomplished women in their own right but choose to give back to their community by giving service through the respective organizations. The 2010 women achievers are educators, engineers, marketing executives, and legal experts. Their organizations represent collectively millions of accomplished African American women who serve their community and the nation through their programs, scholarships, and the living role models that they are. The Journal is proud to name them as their Women of Achievement for 2010.
It is an irony that some of the criticism of the organizations represented by our honorees is that theirs is a membership of achievers but some have been labeled Bourgeoisie. These women are doctors, educators, lawyers, and businesswomen who have achieved a level of success based in part on their education. They are accomplished women who have taken the path of getting an education, moving forward, and seriously giving back to their community. They exist to serve their communities and provide shoulders to help lift and raise others to their level. These women are moving on as they continue, undaunted by the criticism, to do God's work of helping others.
Dr. Pamela Powell will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies and Dr. Rosie Milligan is the keynote speaker.
Tickets for the event which will be held in the Arroyo Room at the Brookside Golf Club, will go on sale the week of March 22 at the Journal Office. for $35 each. For tickets or more information, contact The Journal at 626-798-3972.