Yellowhammer Multimedia is proud to announce the fourth annual Women of Impact Awards, a celebration of strong women who shape and propel Alabama.
This year’s exemplary class of honorees is stacked with respected leaders, advisers and mentors who empower others through the lives they devote and trails they blaze across non-profit, business and governmental sectors.
From renowned medical experts to small business owners and innovators — soldiers on the front lines against COVID-19, to champions fighting for a better Alabama every day – these women are a force in our great state and we are delighted to tell their stories.
These honorees will be featured on Yellowhammer News beginning September 1. We will tell their stories one by one each weekday.
The AlabamaWomen.org website is dedicated solely to the awards. This “hall of fame” celebrates each year of the Woman of Impact Awards and highlights each unique story for posterity.
Congratulations to the 2021 Women of Impact (Listed alphabetically):
Lindsay Rane Carter: Attorney & Director of External Affairs, Great Southern Wood Preserving
Kelsey Barnard Clark: Chef and Proprietor, KBC
Rita Cowell, Ph.D.: Chair and Fellow, Southern Research
Melissa Morrison-Ellis: Program Director, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Jackie Graham: Director, Alabama State Personnel Department
Nancy Kane: EVP Acquisitions and Corporate Development (retired), Protective Life Corp.
Natalie Kelly: Director of Corporate Responsibility, Brasfield & Gorrie
Merceria Ludgood: President, Mobile County Commission
Brigadier General Tara D. McKennie: Vice President of Culture and Leadership Development, Radiology Partners
Judy Miller: Chief-of-Staff, Office of the Lt. Governor
Lindsey Miller: CEO and Co-founder, Battle Republic / Campesino Rum / Mpire Concepts
Tami Reist: President & CEO, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Terri Sharpley Reynolds: Executive Director, National Black Professional Lobbyist Association
Linda Sewell: Vice President Public Affairs and Communication, Coca Cola United
Dawn Sharff: Managing Partner, Bradley
Dr. Patricia Sims: President, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Lynn Troy: CEO, Troy7 Inc.
Irma Loya Tuder: Founder, Former CEO, and Board Chair, Analytical Services, Inc.
Beth Woodard: Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, PowerSouth
Patti Yancey: Founder and CEO, Liberty Learning Foundation
Learn more here.