100 Black Women seek nominations for Award

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Nashville Chapter, an advocacy group addressing issues of relevance to Black women and girls, has issued a call for nominations of outstanding women of color for the distinguished Davis-Galloway Empowerment Award.

The Davis-Galloway Empowerment Award, presented annually at the 100 Black Women’s Sister-for-Sister Conference, was established to recognize the leadership, advocacy and community service contributions of African American women. The award named its first honorees in March 2004 and was presented to its namesakes Ivanetta Hughes Davis and the late Lettie S. Galloway, two outstanding charter members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Nashville Chapter.

Nominations are currently being accepted through January 21. Each nominee is required to complete an application, which can be found at www.nashville100bw.org, and must attend the Sister-for-Sister Conference March 9 at The Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue. The award recipient will be unveiled at the conference’s Women of Color Luncheon.

“The accomplishments, talents and contributions of black women can be seen all over our community and nation (all the way up to the White House) and we are pleased to showcase and recognize these diverse achievements with this prestigious award,” said Veronica Marable-Johnson, president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Nashville Chapter.

“While there are many award programs in Nashville, we are proud to say there is no other that uplifts and celebrates black women in quite this way. We want all individuals and organizations to support this award by submitting the names of outstanding nominees.”

Additionally, the Davis-Galloway Empowerment Award recipient will receive a $500 grant from the Nashville Coalition of 100 Black Women Foundation, Inc. to be awarded in the recipient’s name to support a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization of her choice.

Nominations and completed applications must be submitted to the Coalition Awards Committee by January 21. The nominees will be reviewed and scored in the categories of Outstanding Advocacy and Empowerment, Memberships, Achievement, Awards and Publications Business and Professional Accomplishments and other factors that reflect upon the nominee. Additionally, each nominee will be required to present a three-minute presentation on February 2 to address their personal views on advocacy in the areas of economic empowerment, education and health care. A diverse and independent group representing government, corporate, non-profit, civic and educational sectors, will review nominees recommended for the award.

For more information or to receive a nominee application, call 615-573-4108 or visit the website at www.nashville100bw.org.