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Outstanding Women of NKY include Florence Tandy, Julie Metzger Aubuchon, Alecia Webb-Edgington

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative announces the 2018 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky honorees.

The awards honor women who exemplify notable achievement, outstanding service in their professions or to the Northern Kentucky community, and the qualities of personal integrity, perseverance and leadership.

2018 Honorees are:

Outstanding Women Honorees:

Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky: Alecia Webb-Edington, Julie Metzger Aubuchon, Florence Tandy

Dr. Julie Metzger Aubuchon, Owner, Metzger Eye Care
Florence Tandy, Executive Director, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Alecia Webb-Edington, President, Life Learning Center

2018 Emerging Leader Award

Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire, Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, Gateway Community and Technical College

2018 Helen Carroll Champion of Education Award

Kathleen G. Bryant, Executive Director of Student and Community Services, Boone County Schools

2018 Henrietta Cleveland Inspiring Women Award
Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Kentucky State Representative Kimberly Poore Moser, Director, NKY Office of Drug Control Policy

2018 Judith Clabes Lifetime Achievement Award

Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott, SND, Provincial Superior, Sisters of Notre Dame

2018 Nancy Janes Boothe Scholarship Recipients:

Marsha White, Gateway Community and Technical College
Kimberly Masco, Northern Kentucky University
Mirtha Vasallo, Thomas More College

“We’re lucky to have so many incredible women in our community who are changing lives, and in fact, this year we received a record number of nominations,” said Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Chair Caroline Weltzer. “We’re thrilled to honor this incredible group of women for their selfless contributions to Northern Kentucky.”

The awards will be presented at the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards Luncheon, presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY). Tickets to the event are $40 and available online at www.NKYChamber.com/OWNK.

Presented by: Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative
Title Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Education Partners: Toyota, Gateway Community and Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College
Media Partner: Northern Kentucky Tribune

The NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative started in 2008 and is the leading organization for women of all career stages to connect, grow and achieve for business and professional success. The Women’s Initiative offers a continuum of growth for women of all ages and stages of their careers.

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