DeKalb District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming, CrossRoadsNews editor and publisher Jennifer Parker, DeKalb County Human and Community Development director Chris Morris, Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce executive director Theresa Walker, and DeKalb NAACP member and volunteer Tamica Norton will be among 17 women recognized for making positive social impact on their communities,
More than 250 of Atlanta's most successful professionals are expected to attend the Awards Luncheon sponsored by the United States Postal Service Atlanta District.
Barbara Danzy, the USPS manager of Diversity Development and the event's organizer, said the awards honor metro-area women who have helped improve the quality of life for all citizens.
"This is a way to recognize women who are doing good things, and to let people know that the Post Office does more than they think," Danzy said.
More than 60 women were nominated for categories ranging from Arts and Entertainment, Media, Diversity Champion, Business, Education, Government Service or Law, Growing Leadership, Health or Social Services, Humanitarianism, Sports, Volunteerism and Youth Achiever.
The women from the 4th Congressional District were nominated by Congressman Hank Johnson.
Fleming won in the Law category, Parker in Media, Morris in Health and
Social Services, Walker in Business, and Norton in the Youth Achiever category.
The luncheon takes place 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 each.
The Cobb Galleria Centre is at 2 Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. For tickets and more information, call 770-717-3518.