Eight women were honored Friday with YWCA Richmond’s 2019 Outstanding Women Awards.
Also at YWCA Richmond’s OWA luncheon, Anne Moss Rogers was named the 2019 recipient of the Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice. Rogers is a mental health advocate, writer and speaker who lost her son Charles to suicide. She will receive $17,500 to extend her social justice work. The Pat Asch Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman who is at least 50 years old to use toward education and personal development that will better her ability to advance social justice in Richmond.
The eight OWA recipients are:
- Jane Henderson
- , founder of Virginia Community Capital; board member and past president of the Community Development Bankers Association; former board chair of the Community Housing Partners Corp.; and board member of the Community Development Trust.
- Susan Gooden
- , interim dean for VCU’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs; founder of the Wilder Graduate Scholars Program; former executive director of the Grace Harris Leadership Institute at VCU; and past president of the American Society for Public Administration.
- Health & Science:
- Sally Graham
- , founder and executive director of Goochland Cares; member of the Goochland Rotary; and previous member of the UVA School of Nursing Advisory Board.
- Human Relations/Faith in Action:
- Greta Harris
- , president and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition; the Virginia Tech Black Alumni Association’s 2016 Philanthropist of the Year and current member of the board of visitors; member of Leadership Metro Richmond’s Class of 1995; and co-founder of SisterFund.
- Susan Clarke Schaar
- , clerk of the Senate of Virginia with more than 45 years of leadership; chief administrative officer of the Senate; former staff chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures; and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from VCU’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
- Media & Marketing:
- Katherine Wintsch
- , founder and CEO of The Mom Complex; former senior vice president at The Martin Agency; among Business Insider’s “30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising”; 2015 Richmond Christmas Mother; and author of “Slay Like a Mother,” an empowerment book for women.
- Nonprofit Management:
- Christy Coleman,
- CEO of the American Civil War Museum; one of Time magazine’s “31 People Who Are Changing the South”; and former historic programs director at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
- Susan Adolf,
- retired vice president of Saxon Shoes; chair of the Weinstein JCC’s 50th anniversary celebration; past chair of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s Women’s Campaign; current chair of JCFR’s Student Division, enlightening students about tzedakah; and auxiliary board member of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.