Anita Hill To Present Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Award

Beth and Anita

At The Academy of Women Achievers Luncheon

Anita Hill, attorney and Brandeis University professor of social policy, law, and women‚Äôs studies, and leader in the Civil and Women’s Rights Movements, will be joining YW Boston on June 5th, 2018, to present the first annual Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Award at the Academy of Women Achievers luncheon.

The award, in honor of Sylvia, was created to spotlight and promote the work of an up-and-coming, young professional woman of color who is a leader in her field.  The recipient of the Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Award embodies the leadership qualities, and commitment to YW Boston’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, that Sylvia represented.

This year, we are pleased to announce Nai Collymore-Henry, Vice President of Partnerships at the Alliance for Business Leadership, will be recognized for her leadership contributions throughout the city of Boston.  Anita Hill, honored guest and long-time friend of Sylvia’s, will share some remarks and present the SFJ award to Nai.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this important award for rising young leaders, along with honoring Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D and Chief Executive Officer of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing & Hollister Institute, Wanda McClain, Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Jeannette M. Mills, Senior Vice President of Safety, Health and Environmental at National Grid.  These unstoppable leaders, will be our newly inducted honorees at the 2018 Academy of Women Achievers Award Ceremony.

2018 AWA Luncheon ‚Äď June 5th, 2018

Boston¬†Park¬†Plaza¬†Hotel¬†11:15¬†am¬†‚Äst1:30¬†pm¬†‚Äʬ†Over¬†500¬†attendees¬†‚Äʬ†80%¬†female¬†audience¬†‚Äʬ†Age¬†range¬†25-65¬†‚Äʬ†Industries¬†include¬†banking,¬†commerce,¬†education,¬†finance,¬†¬†government,¬†healthcare,¬†law,¬†media,¬†nonprofit,¬†real¬†estate¬† ‚Äʬ†Majority¬†of¬†attendees¬†at¬†management¬†level¬†or¬†above

If you have questions about the 2018 AWA Luncheon, contact Meredith Lynch,, 617-585-5473.  Also, consider sponsoring a table for your organization, in support of the event. Thank you!