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The LEAH Institute Shines Spotlight on Unsung Women Leaders at the Spirit of Deborah Leadership Awards

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 6th Oct 2023, King NewsWireThe LEAH Institute, an organization dedicated to Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, Hope Health, and Healing, proudly announces the upcoming Spirit of Deborah Leadership Awards. This inspiring event will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the prestigious Maketewah Country Club from 3:00-5:00 pm.

The Spirit of Deborah Leadership Awards is a heartfelt tribute to 13 remarkable women who have quietly but significantly shaped their communities across various fields, including Business, Education, Pastoral Leadership, Science and Engineering, Civic Service, and Government. These unsung heroes are true pioneers in their respective domains, serving as shining examples for those who aspire to make a positive impact.

The event aims to shed light on the often-overlooked contributions of women leaders, providing a platform to recognize their achievements and inspire underprivileged girls and women. By showcasing the extraordinary accomplishments of these remarkable women, the LEAH Institute aims to demonstrate the transformative power that ordinary women hold in shaping communities and society.

The event features two prominent figures:

Keynote Speaker – Ivy K. Banks, JD, Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Xavier University.

Mistress of Ceremonies – Mona Morrow, Community Affairs Director, and WCPO (retired).

The distinguished 2023 Honorees for the Spirit of Deborah Leadership Awards include:

  • Rev. Valdasia Merrick – Chaplain and Global Ministry Leader, Joseph Dream Ministries, Intl.
  • Dr. Kesha Williams – Xavier Professor, Founder & CEO, Cool Comforts.
  • TaShaun Grant – SORTA, Transportation Specialist, Community Volunteer.
  • Angelita M. Jones – CEO, Eastern Personnel.
  • Dr. Harshita Kumari – UC Professor, Cosmetic Science Educational Curator.
  • Sheila Holmes Howard – REALTOR ®, Community leader.
  • Angela Parker – Christian Theatre actress and Liturgical Performer.
  • Margie Eves – Pharmacist (retired).
  • Rev. Charmaine Webster – Founder of Womanish, Director of Spiritual Life, Wittenberg University.
  • Stephanie Summerow Dumas – Hamilton County Commissioner.
  • Sharon Bronson – Teacher, Community Outreach Advocate.
  • Paula Bussard – Associate Pastor, Ohio Governor’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, Director of The Sharing Hope Center.
  • Dr. Rufaro Mudzinganyama – Target, Doctor of Optometry.

The event promises an evening of celebration, inspiration, and recognition, with impactful stories and achievements taking center stage. Join us in honoring these exceptional women leaders who have made a difference in their communities.

About Us

“We Inspire and promise girls and women to Believe they can lead”

LEAH is a Faith-based efficacy program that specializes in providing leadership, empowerment, advocacy, and health initiatives to at-promise, underrepresented and marginalized girls and women.

LEAH provides girls and women with biblical solutions to Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy, Health and Hope. This is accomplished through one-on-one counseling, small groups, churches, workshops and discussion forums. We engage women to seek kingdom-minded solutions for everyday living. Kindly visit for more info.

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Organization: LEAH Institute

Contact Person: Karen O. Henry



Contact Number: +1 513-712-6551

Address: 1730 Section Rd.

City: Cincinnati

State: Ohio

Country: United States

Release Id: 0610236771

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