The Tribute to Women Awards is a signature YWCA Princeton event that was established in 1984 and has since honored exemplary women from the Greater Mercer County area who embody the YWCA mission, have demonstrated sustained leadership and exceptional talent, and who have made significant contributions to their professions.
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Lisa Asare, MPH — Assistant Commissioner of Family Health Services, New Jersey Department of Health
Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson — Science and Racial Literacy Educator, Princeton Public Schools
Joanne Canady-Brown — Owner, The Gingered Peach
Nathalie Edmond, Psy. D., RYT-500 — Owner and Director, Mindful and Multicultural Counseling
Verlina Reynolds-Jackson — Assemblywoman, New Jersey Legislative District #15
Denalerie J. Johnson-Faniel, PhD, EdM, MA, HS-BCP — Director, Outreach and Community Relations, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights; CEO, 3D Management Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Middlesex County College & Mercer County Community College
Caroline L. Mitchell — UrbanPromise Food Co-Op Manager, UrbanPromise Ministries, Inc.
Elizabeth Baran Wagner — Senior Vice President, Director of Institutional Wealth Management, Bryn Mawr Trust
Pam Wakefield — Community Advocate
Diana Zita — Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Area YMCA
For the second year, YWCA Princeton will recognize women aged 21 – 34 impacting their community through the Young Woman category. The 2021 recipients are:
Blair Miller — Founder, Mr. Rogers’ Neighbors Kindness Project
Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt — Deputy Director, Office of Clean Energy Equity at New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; Councilwoman at Large for Franklin Township, Somerset County
Dr. Eman Tadros, Ph.D., IMFT — Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology and Counseling, Governors State University
About the Young Woman Award
The Young Woman Award is a new category established in 2020 to celebrate women (ages 21 – 35) who have made an impact in their industry or community early on in their careers.
Michele Siekerka*, Chair
Fern Spruill*, Chair
*former Tribute Honoree