YWCA Princeton to Celebrate Mercer County Leaders and Advocates at Tribute to Women Awards

On March 25th, YWCA Princeton will celebrate 13 Mercer County women who embody the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women at the 2021 Tribute to Women Awards, which will be held virtually with interactive features.

The 2021 Tribute to Women Honorees are:

Lisa Asare, MPH — Assistant Commissioner of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health

Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson — Science and Racial Literacy Educator, Princeton Public Schools

Joanne Canady-Brown — Owner, The Gingered Peach

Nathalie Edmond, Psy. D., RYT-500 — Owner and Director, Mindful and Multicultural Counseling

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson — Assemblywoman, New Jersey Legislative District #15

Dr. Denalerie Johnson-Faniel, Ph.D, HS-BCP. — Director, Outreach and Community Relations, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights; CEO, 3D Management Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Middlesex County College & Mercer County Community College

Caroline L. Mitchell — UrbanPromise Food Co-Op Manager, UrbanPromise Ministries, Inc.

Elizabeth Baran Wagner — Senior Vice President, Director of Institutional Wealth Management, Bryn Mawr Trust

Pam Wakefield — Community Advocate

Diana Zita — Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Area YMCA

For the second year, YWCA Princeton will recognize women aged 21 – 34 impacting their community through the Young Woman category. The 2021 recipients are:

Blair Miller — Founder, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Kindness Project

Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt — Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy Equity at New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Councilwoman at Large for Franklin Township, Somerset County
Dr. Eman Tadros, Ph.D., IMFT — Governors State University

“In every industry, at every level, women have risen to the occasion to support our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” says YWCA CEO Tay Walker. “It is our honor and privilege to celebrate women who create opportunity, promote equity, and provide support to those who need it most.”

Tickets, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, and honoree bios are available at https://www.ywcaprinceton.org/homepage/signature-events/tribute/

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