MADISON — The Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc. (WWOCN) will celebrate its 31st Anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 525 West Johnson Street.
The theme of the conference is: “Women of Color: Strategies to Achieve Unity and Diversity.” The highlight of the event is the recognition of four recipients of the WWOCN Woman of Achievement Award.
The recipients of the 2014 Woman of Achievement Award are: Shelia Stubbs, Dane County Board Supervisor; Angelica Varona, Pan African Community Association Special Projects Director; and Ramona L. Natera, Attorney. The name of the American Indian recipient will be announced later.
The Woman of Achievement Award is given each year to deserving racial ethnic minority women who have been nominated by groups or individuals from their respective communities. The awardees have demonstrated commitment and service toward the improvement of the quality of life for all women, shown a high degree of professionalism in their own area of expertise, and done well in their own personal growth and development. Gladis Benavides, owner of Benavides Enterprises, is the event’s featured speaker. Focusing on the conference theme, Ms. Benavides will speak on her own life experiences to serve as an inspiration to all.