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Meet Our 2018 Lifetime Women of Achievement

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Cleveland, OH (January 4th, 2018) – (YWCA Greater Cleveland) In commemoration of the YWCA’s 150th year of operation in Greater Cleveland four distinguished women leaders whom have previously been presented with the Woman of Achievement Award, were elevated to Lifetime Woman of Achievement status at the YWCA’s annual luncheon on April 30th, 2018. They will joined a group of only seven others whom have been named Lifetime Woman of Achievement in the 42-year history of the award.

The 2018 Lifetime Woman of Achievement Honorees are:

  • Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Representative, Ohio’s 11th Congressional District
  • Beth E. Mooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KeyCorp
  • Sandra Pianalto, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President/Founding Artistic Director, Dancing Wheels Company and School

“This year’s Women of Achievement Lifetime Honorees are not only outstanding leaders in their respective fields and industries, but they have demonstrated a dedication to empowering and uplifting women in every aspect of their lives,” says Margaret Mitchell, YWCA Greater Cleveland President and CEO. “It is a special pleasure to honor this group in 2018, as the YWCA celebrates 150 years of operation in the Greater Cleveland area. All four Lifetime Honorees have embodied the spirit and mission of the YWCA throughout their careers and have made a tremendous effort to help us move the needle forward for all women.”

Each year the YWCA Women of Achievement Award is presented to a select group of Northeast Ohio women who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments through career success, community service, leadership, mentoring, and dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.