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Women Warriors Honorees

Compilation of Women Warriors Honorees For the past several weeks, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls chose women from submitted nominations to spotlight. So many impressive nominations were received, and for the tenth spotlight, the Guiding Circle wants to share them all! These honorees are true Women Warriors, sacrificing for their …

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Women Warriors Week Nine | Dual Feature: Kathy Hughes & Tammy Engle

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week is our second dual feature! Comforting and Protecting Residents During COVID-19 Two women put their efforts into serving others As a visiting Registered Nurse, Kathy Hughes has been on the front lines of …

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Women Warriors Week Eight: Trina Benson

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our eighth dedicated honoree. Providing a Safety Net for Students During COVID-19 One woman coordinates resources for students’ families Since 2015, the Taft Promise Neighborhood, now Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods, has provided services and …

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Women Warriors Week Seven | Dual Feature: Jalaya Provitt & Renda White

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week is our first dual feature! Supporting Local Students During COVID-19 Two women inspire, educate and support youth  Jalaya Provitt and Renda White have continued to lead their students and staff at Inspiring Minds in …

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Women Warriors Week Six: Dionne Dowdy

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our sixth dedicated honoree. Fighting to Protect Returning Citizens During COVID-19 One woman provides support and essentials to incarcerated and returning citizens Dionne Dowdy is the executive director of United Returning Citizens, …

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Women Warriors Week Five: Susan Payton

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our fifth honoree. Connecting to Community Through Food During COVID-19 One woman uses passion for food to expand her impact Susan Payton has taken an active role from the very beginning of …

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Women Warriors Week Four: Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our fourth honoree. A Lifeline for International Students During COVID-19 One woman keeps students connected to basic needs An associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Youngstown State University, …

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Women Warriors Week Three: Erin Bishop

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our third honoree. A Steady Voice for Residents During COVID-19 One woman keeps city residents informed As the City of Youngstown’s Health Commissioner,Erin Bishop’s leadership and courage have been steadfast from day …

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Women Warriors Week Two: Leah Sakacs

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our second honoree. Supporting Local Seniors During COVID-19 One woman spearheads rapid response group Leah Sakacs is the coordinator of Retired Senior Volunteer Program Mahoning and Trumbull Counties (RSVP). In addition to that …

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Women Warriors Week One: Pastor Julia Wike!

Each week, the Guiding Circle of the Fund for Women and Girls selects one Woman Warrior from submitted nominations to spotlight. This week features our very first honoree. Endless Service to Others One woman brings humanitarian aid to hundreds of families Pastor Julia Wike is a retired worker, a dedicated pastor in the Mahoning Valley and the …

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