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Women of Achievement Awards livestream

Join the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women for the presenting of the 2021 Women of Achievement awards at a virtual screening Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.

The biennial Women of Achievement awards consists of two award categories: the Mather Spotlight Awards and the Notable Woman of the Year Award. The awards recognize the achievements of those whose outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and service have had a significant positive impact on our university and campus community.

Register to view the livestream; 100 random participants will be sent or be able to pick up a viewing goody bag from the Mather Center for the event

About the winners

The 2021 Mather Spotlight Prize winners are:

  • Jennifer Carter: Faculty Director, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering;
  • Damaris Puñales-Alpizar: associate professor of Hispanic studies and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature;
  • Michelle Corcoran, department administrator with Department of Sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Daniela Solomon, research services librarian for chemistry and engineering at Kelvin Smith Library;
  • Jessica Salley Riccardi, doctoral candidate in communication sciences in the Department of Psychological Sciences; and
  • Joy Mason, Bachelor of Science candidate in business management – healthcare at Weatherhead School of Management.

The 2021 Notable Woman of the Year winner is Alexandria Johnson Boone.

Johnson Boone has been a long-time supporter of the Mather Center and women at CWRU as a member of the center’s Community Advisory Board and an alumna. Johnson Boone is a wise leader with business acumen that is to be envied. One does not achieve her level of success without the expertise, savvy, power and influence to meet challenges and tough odds with strength, resilience and courage. Johnson Boone is president and CEO of GAP Communications Group, chairwoman and founder of the Women of Color Foundation, and founder of C L Magazine.

Under her leadership GAP gained state and national recognition for its PR and other services and is now one of the most sought-after minority-owned special events and communications firms in the state. In 2020, Dominion selected the Women of Color Foundation as an awardee for its Black Women’s Leadership Project: Developing Leaders, Building Communities. The program focuses specifically on Black women professionals and entrepreneurs to provide training and support to accelerate their rise to senior- and executive-level positions in their respective fields. Overall Johnson Boone and the Women of Color Foundation provide opportunities for individuals who identify as women of color to participate in leadership workshops, symposiums, conferences and C-Suite mentoring activities to enhance their leadership skills to create a more inclusive culture of women in leadership.