Women of Achievement, Inc. was founded in 1984 by a group of women dedicated to honoring the extraordinary women who have made Memphis and Shelby County better through their lives and accomplishments. The coalition of diverse civic and professional groups and support agencies organizes events to recognize and celebrate these women.

We hope you will join us on

Sunday, March 24, 2019

at the Holiday Inn at University of Memphis

for our 35th Women of Achievement awards reception.

3:00 – 6:00 pm

From left to right: Mary E. Mitchell, Maxine Starling Strawder, Carol Danehower, Jane H. Hooker, Rachel Coats Greer, Mildred Richard-Edwards
Gabriela Salinas
Cornelia Crenshaw
Estelle Axton

Our 2019 Women of Achievement honorees are:
Courage – Mildred Richard-Edwards, HIV/AIDS advocate
Determination – Rachel Coats Greer, Binghamton community advocate, and Mary E. Mitchell, Orange Mound community advocate
Heritage – Estelle Axton, co-founder STAX recording studio, and Cornelia Crenshaw, civil rights activist
Heroism – Gabriela Salinas, cancer survivor, scientist, legislative candidate
Initiative – Maxine Starling Strawder, dancer
Steadfastness – Dr. Jane H. Hooker, women’s sports advocate
Vision – Dr. Carol Danehower, domestic violence researcher and educator

Memphis Magazine’s October issue features Women of Achievement and its 2018 awardees.
The article can be seen here.

 View the full list of all Honorees here.

Find membership form online here.

The Donate button below will take you to PayPal at the Memphis Area Women’s Council website, where you can make your Women of Achievement dues payment via credit card. Make checks payable to Women of Achievement, mailed to 2574 Sam Cooper Blvd. Memphis, TN 38112.

This button will take you to PayPal at the Memphis Area Women’s Council where you can make payment for Women of Achievement reservations. Please email any additional guests’s names to dclubb@memphiswomen.org


Make checks payable to Women of Achievement, mailed to 2574 Sam Cooper Blvd. Memphis, TN 38112.

To order the book series which highlights the first 30 years of Women of Achievement, call 901-378-3866.