Released: February 24, 2023
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Delaware County Women’s Commission will be holding its annual achievement awards reception to honor Delaware County residents selected for their accomplishments and passion as “storytellers” as part of the Women’s History Month’s theme, Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.
Tickets for the luncheon, which will be held on March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Essington, are available through the Delaware County Women’s Commission. Tickets, as well as sponsorship opportunities, will be available for purchase through March 8, 2023.
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The Delaware County Women’s Commission understands that storytelling—in all its many forms, including print, radio, TV, music, news, blogs, podcasts, social media and more—is a sacred tradition in our collective histories and critical to the positive portrayal of women in our culture. Storytelling is essential in rendering the shared history and individual stories of women visible and accessible.
This year, the Delaware County Women’s Commission selected four women to be honored for their contributions as a “Woman of Achievement.” These are women who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth and reflecting society.
The “Woman of Achievement” award consists of three categories: “Past” (in honor of a deceased storyteller who had an historical impact); “Present” (in recognition of a current female storyteller from our community); and “Future” (in recognition of an up-and-coming young woman whose stories are just embarking on their storytelling path). The 2023 “Woman of Achievement” winners include:
Nancy V. Webster, Woman of Achievement: Past
Peg DeGrassa, Woman of Achievement: Present
Leigh Anne McKelvey, Woman of Achievement: Present
Jacquona Blackwell, Woman of Achievement: Future
DCWC Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon
Corinthian Yacht Club
300 W. 2nd St., Essington, PA
March 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ticket and sponsorships available for Purchase through March 8.
About the Delaware County Women’s Commission
Founded in 1985, the Delaware County Women’s Commission serves as an advisory board to Delaware County Council on issues impacting women and girls in our county. Appointed by County Council, the intent of the fifteen-member commission is to broadly mirror the rich diversity of the county. The Commission studies current issues faced by women and girls and seeks to foster solutions and serve as a catalyst for change.