Women of Achievement Awards Presented by Beaumont
Join us for Downriver’s premier awards celebration, the Women of Achievement Awards!
Register for tickets at the bottom of this page. This exciting event will feature a grand awards ceremony and luncheon complete with recipient videos! The event honors women in Downriver business leadership, and inspires our next generation of female leaders.
*New for 2022: The event features the Frontline Heroes Panel Conversation, powered by PNC Bank. The panel will provide an inspirational discussion with frontline leaders highlighting their personal stories of heroism throughout the COVID pandemic.
The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber will proudly recognize some of the most outstanding women in our region with the “Kyle F. Stack Leadership Award,” “Entrepreneur Award,” and “Unsung Heroine Award!” The Chamber will also honor an emerging young professional in our community with the “Distinguished Young Woman Award”!
We are thrilled to announce the 2022 award recipients!
About emcee Christy McDonald
Christy McDonald is an Emmy-Award winning TV anchor and journalist who has covered news in Detroit and Michigan for 25 years. For the past 10 years, she was Managing Editor/Anchor for WTVS Detroit PBS One Detroit. She anchored special coverage including documentaries, live news events and the Mackinac Policy Conference. McDonald appeared numerous times on the PBS NewsHour and CNN reporting on Michigan Politics and Detroit’s financial crisis. A sought-after moderator, McDonald has led lively discussions at the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Policy Conference, Mackinac Policy Conference, International Women’s Day events and BLM’s CEO Summit among others. McDonald also co-moderated Gubernatorial debates in 2014 and 2018. She has appeared on WDET public radio as a guest host/panelist, as well as a featured guest on the syndicated radio show “Remarkable Women” and WJR’s “Anything is Possible”.
Previously, McDonald connected with Detroit viewers for 10 years on WXYZ-TV as an anchor/reporter on the big stories, from 9/11 in New York to political corruption in the city of Detroit. She has received reporting honors from the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters for moderating, anchoring and breaking news coverage. McDonald also has guest lectured at Michigan State, U of M Dearborn and Wayne State University.
McDonald grew up in Troy and is a graduate of Troy High School. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a degree in Political Philosophy. She Contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @ChristyTV.
2021 Award Recipient Videos
Kyle F. Stack Leadership Recipient Mia Harnos Entrepreneur Recipient Ayana King Unsung Heroine Jessica Workman Distinguished Young Woman Deidre Crockett
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