A YWCA TRIBUTE TO WOMEN LEADERS—The YWCA’s 2010 A Tribute to Women Leadership Awards luncheon was held May 26 at the Westin Hotel Downtown. Women from all walks of life were honored for their contributions to the city and the country.


Awardees, from left: LaVerne Baker Hotep, director of community arts and education, Center for Victims of Violence and Crime; Bernadette Eyler Smith, senior vice president, Fifth Third Bank; Kathleen W. Buechel, executive director, Benter Foundation and senior lecturer and director for the Philanthropy Forum of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh; Debra L. Caplan, senior vice president of Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Allegheny Health Systems; YWCA employees Magdeline E. Jensen, CEO, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Mary Smith Peters, president of the board of directors, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh; and awardees JoAnn Renk Forrester, business owner and consultant of SI Business Associates; and Josephine B. Moore, president and co-founder, Neighborhood Academy. Seated is Alma Speed Fox, president of Freedom Unlimited. Fox received the Allerton Lifetime Achievement Award.

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