Hodges University to Host Second Annual “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, Clarity and Commitment” Event
the second year in a row, Hodges University will recognize six women who are
making a difference in the local community at the “Celebrating Women of
Character, Courage, Clarity and Commitment” event on March 2.
this is our second year for this event, we are honored to recognize these
outstanding women. These are the unsung heroes of our community who are going
above and beyond and challenging the status quo,” said Gail B. Williams, chief
diversity officer at Hodges University. “This event is a celebration of their
efforts to create a better and stronger community.”
2018 honorees include:
- Linda Lislane A. Bruce, House of Gaia (posthumously) –
Accepted by her daughter, Lulu Carter, Founder BeeGaia/ House of Gaia
Community Learning Center
- Lisa “Akita” Cannon, President of the Citizen’s Foster
Care Review Board
- Indera DeMine, Independent Immigration Attorney
- Beatrice Jacquet, President of the Haitian-American
Democratic Club of Lee County
- Tracey M. Lanham, Associate Dean of the Fisher School
of Technology at Hodges University
- Teresita Sanchez-McKay, President of the Philippine
American International Society
will hear from two keynote speakers, Bevin Mugford, head of field development
at Peach, and Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, system director of diversity and
patient care civil rights at Lee Health. This year’s honorary guest will be
cost to attend is $45 and lunch will be included. Raffle prizes will be given
away, so guests are encouraged to bring their business cards.
today to reserve your seat or become a sponsor at https://hu.formstack.com/forms/womens_history_month.
Guests may also contact Gail B. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Pictured above, the 2017 recipients
(L-R): Barbara Key-Ramos, Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Stacey Lee Williams, Brenda
Tate, Dr. Aysegul Timur and Eliana Tardio.
the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:
University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to increasing
diversity and promoting cultural competency among its students, faculty, staff
and administration through education and activities. It builds bridges to the
larger community by serving as the catalyst for social change and
transformation as it relates to diversity and inclusion.