$25 – $125
Women's History Project - Woman of the Year Award Event

Women's History Project - Woman of the Year Award Event

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John Brown House

514 Diagonal Road

Akron, OH 44320

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The Women’s History Project of the Akron Area - Woman of the Year Awards

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2022 Woman of the Year Announcement

The Women’s History Project of the Akron Area, a program of the Summit County Historical Society, will honor nine local activists with its 2022 Woman of the Year Awards.

  • Darlene Anderson-Katz of the Dare to Love More (DLM) Food and Resources
  • Regina King and Denise Brandon of West Akron Track
  • Virginia Wojno- Forney, preservation activist working with many different organizations
  • Kathy Meyer of Peace Together Choir and hospice nurse
  • Julia Perry, great albeit forgotten composer of classical music
  • Lisa Mansfield of Summit County Probate Court and many other organizations
  • Ellen McWilliams-Woods of Akron Public Schools
  • Janis Worley of Ronald McDonald House of NEO and other organizations.

These ladies will be honored at a special presentation on June 15 at the John Brown House, 514 Diagonal Road, Akron. Heather Pollock of the University of Akron will be the emcee.

Society President and CEO Leianne Neff Heppner explained, “The Women’s History Project is honored to recognize these women, who through their selfless work, paid and volunteer, supply an essential need…hope.” In the words of Mother Theresa, “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” Leianne added.

Tickets are $25 per person. This will be a lawn event so please dress for the weather. Limited seats under the tent will be available. Light refreshments will be served by A Taste of Fine Dining to include mini sandwiches, vegetables and dessert.

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