The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Nashville Chapter, has announced four finalists for the 2014 Davis-Galloway Award, which will be presented at the organization’s Sister for Sister Conference Women of Color Luncheon. The luncheon will take place Saturday, March 22, at 12:30 pm at the Hilton Nashville Downtown.
The Davis-Galloway Award recognizes and honors women who ascend to leadership through outstanding advocacy, effective networking, and superlative community service. Established in 2004, it is named for the late Ivanetta Hughes Davis and the late Lettie S. Galloway, both were outstanding members of the Nashville community and charter members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Metropolitan Nashville Chapter.
Nominations for the Davis-Galloway Award are submitted by supporting non-profit organizations from throughout the area. A diverse and independent group of judges representing government, corporate, non-profit, civic and educational sectors reviews all nominating materials and recommends the award recipient.
This year’s Davis-Galloway Award nominees include: Joyce Carter-Ball, administrative law judge, state of Tennessee. Carter-Ball’s nomination is supported by Les Gemmes, Inc., Nashville Chapter; Cherae Farmer-Dixon, dean, School of Dentistry, Meharry Medical College. Farmer-Dixon’s nomination is supported by the Links, Inc., Nashville Chapter; Latrisha Jemison, senior vice president/regional community affairs manager, Regions Bank. Jemison’s nomination is supported by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Omega Chapter; and Tamika Parker, consultant, Parker Water and Environmental. Parker’s nomination is supported by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Lambda Chapter.
“The Davis-Galloway Award is a highlight of our annual Sister for Sister Conference,” said Tracy Pointer, chair of the Davis-Galloway committee. “This year’s theme is ‘Sustaining the Legacy of Women in Leadership’ and each one of our distinguished nominees is doing her part to continue the exceptional legacy of so many women who have come before us.”
Previous award winners have been: 2004, Ivanetta Hughes Davis and Lettie S. Galloway; 2005, Dr. Stephanie B. C. Bailey; 2006, State Rep. Brenda Gilmore; 2007, Cleatrice McTorry; 2008, Dr. Marquetta Faulkner; 2009, Dr. Vanessa J. Briscoe; 2010, State Sen. Thelma Harper; 2011, Dr. Aldorothy Wright; 2012, Dr. Harriet Bias-Insignares; and 2013, Gracie Allen Robinson Porter.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) advocates on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote its national and international agendas on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic development. NCBW is a not-for-profit organization with more than 7,000 members in over 60 chapters. The Metropolitan Nashville Chapter was installed on March 15, 1994.
For information on the annual Sister for Sister Conference and the Women of Color Luncheon, visit the organization’s website at www.nashville100bw.org, or call Lethia Mann at 615-838-9976.