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.

Make Nominations Now for 2018 Women of Achievement Awards!

Nominations are due now for the 34th annual Women of Achievement awards. Click here to view or download the form.  Nominations must be emailed or postmarked by Jan. 15, 2018.

The awards given by a coalition of women and organizations honor outstanding community service and leadership in the categories of Initiative, Heroism, Courage, Determination, Vision, Steadfastness and Heritage. Find full definitions and a complete list of past honorees here on our website.

To participate in the selection process or to help plan the event, become a member of Women of Achievement. The initial selection session is set for Jan. 27. All are welcome to join and participate. For further details or questions, contact Deborah Clubb at dclubb@memphiswomen.org or phone 901-378- 3866.

The annual awards celebration will be on March 11, 2018 during National Women’s History Month. Plan now to attend at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis – reception at 2 p.m., awards recognition at 3 p.m. Admission is $35.

All nominations must be postmarked by Jan. 15, 2018. Women of Achievement • 2574 Sam Cooper Blvd. Memphis, TN 38112. Find nomination form online here.

33rd Women of Achievement awards reception salutes National Women’s History Month


Eight local women were celebrated on March 26, 2017 for change-making leadership across Memphis and Shelby County.

The Women of Achievement honorees for 2017 were:


Courage – Rev. Lisa Anderson, Room at the Inn
Determination – Ines Negrette, Casa Luz
Heroism – Rebecca Terrell, CHOICES
Heritage – Mary Magdalene Solari, artist and teacher
Initiative – Kamekio Lewis, domestic violence survivor and writer
Steadfastness – Joyce Springfield-Collins, civic leader
Vision – Ruby O’Gray and Karen Moore, Women’s Theater Festival Memphis

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.