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Atlanta's Women of Distinction

DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2018  |  Time: 7:30 AM
LOCATION: The Atlanta History Center
ADDRESS: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Doors open at 7 AM


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Congratulations to the Atlanta Women of Distinction Category Winners!

Non Profit Sector
  • Martina L. Marshall-Edwards – Points of Light
    Professional Services
  • Lisa Van Kesteren – SeeLevel HX
    Public Sector
  • Dr. Wanda Barfield – CDC
    Real Estate & Construction
  • Nancy Juneau – Juneau Construction
    Rising Star
  • Tia Smith – Daniels & Smith
    Sports and Entertainment
  • Allison Fillmore – PGA – Tour Championship
  • Joy Wilder Lybeer – Equifax
    Transportation & Automotive
  • Rhonda Briggins – Jacobs Engineering

List of Full Finalist Class of 2018!

Non Profit Sector
  • Elaine Armstrong – Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Elise Blasingame –  Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia 
  • Martina L. Marshall-Edwards – Points of Light
  • Lisa Gordon – Atlanta Habitat For Humanity
  • Pamela Shulterbrandt – Changing the Cycle Foundation
  • Verdina Walker – Caring Works, Inc.
Professional Services
  • Gayle Cabrera – BB&T
  • Sharon Cochrane – AT&T
  • Victoria Foster- Clayton State University
  • Sandy Jun – Northside Hospital
  • Jennifer Key – Piedmont Newnan Hospital
  • Marcia Miller – Mud Pie
  • Pat Miller – Alpharetta & Old Milton Historical Society
  • Dr. Lynette Wilson-Phillips – Decatur Pediatric Group
  • Sabrina Bowens-Richard – SunTrust
  • Martine Talbert – Cigna Healthcare
  • Lisa Van Kesteren – SeeLevel HX
  • Ann Walters – Ernst & Young
Public Sector
  • Danielle Bell – Gwinnett County Police Department
  • Dr. Wanda Barfield – CDC
  • Tiffany Sellers – City of South Fulton
  • Jance VanNess – Peachtree Academy
Real Estate & Construction
  • Lara Dolan – Village Realty
  • Nancy Juneau – Juneau Construction
  • Cheri Morris – Morris and Fellows
  • Stephanie Suggs – HD Supply
Rising Star
  • Kristie Benson – The High Museum of Art
  • Samantha Brazie – Progressive Heating & Air
  • Sarah Giovino – Drum Agency
  • Quinnisha Marion – Charles R. Drew High School
  • Johnecia Mason – Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Katavia Baines-Moore – Creative Consulting Services
  • Kate Pearch – Morris Manning and Martin
  • Savannah Richey – Arrow Exterminators
  • Tia Smith – Daniels & Smith
  • Cherese Clark Wilson – Clark Lowery and Lumpkin
  • Genie Yang – General Electric & GE Digital
Sports and Entertainment
  • Allison Fillmore – PGA – Tour Championship
  • Jovita Moore – WSB
  • Maria Taylor – ESPN – College Gameday
  • Vicki Hamilton – Women in Technology
  • Joy Wilder Lybeer – Equifax
  • Michelle Yi – Slalom
Transportation & Automotive
  • Michele Blondheim – Cox Enterprises
  • Rhonda Briggins – Jacobs Engineering
  • Onkea Cornelius
  • Nicole Jones – Delta Air Lines

Event Ticket Pricing:
$75.00 - Early Bird Pricing (Now - Ends October 1, 2018)
$100.00 - October 2, 2018 - October 11, 2018

Atlanta's Women of Distinction event serves to recognize and honor women in the Metro Atlanta area for their dedication to community service. The March of Dimes in Georgia has expanded their Special Events portfolio to honor women for their community service in various industries. Guests include directors, CEOs and other high-level individuals from local corporations and government agencies, as well as those who have helped shape the Atlanta community.

2018 Atlanta's Women of Distinction
Presented by Mud Pie

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
7:30-9:30 a.m. EST

Special Guests Include:
Keynote Speaker: Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms
Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Morehouse School of Medicine



Thanks to the leadership of our 2018 volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present this year's event. The March of Dimes in Georgia and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this evening possible.

2018 Atlanta's Women of Distinction Chair
Kim Bell

2018 Atlanta's Women of Distinction Co-Chair
Emily Metallo


Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.


Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes in Georgia is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive dining event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our events, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes.

For more information on becoming an event sponsor, please contact Kristin Stanley at or call 404-720-5305.