The Atlanta Women’s Foundation March 27 announced the 2019 class of Inspire Atlanta, a comprehensive initiative that provides a unique leadership opportunity to a diverse group of professional women who are looking to ignite their passion for creating positive change for women in Atlanta.

"We have an incredible class for the second year of this program,” Kari B. Love, the foundation's CEO, said in a news release. “The 43 women in the program are accomplished, successful women who we are helping to strengthen as the next community leaders and philanthropists. Their energy and passion will make a difference in our community and inspire others around them to do the same.”

Inspire Atlanta focuses on three main areas – personal, leadership, and philanthropic development. Participants will meet many of the dynamic corporate and civic leaders associated with the foundation, connect with other women professionals and explore the critical issues facing women and girls locally. They will also manage an individual fundraising campaign to support the foundation's mission.

As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, it is the foundation's responsibility to prepare women to be thoughtful, well-informed, philanthropic leaders who understand the unique issues women and girls face locally. Through the Inspire Atlanta initiative, the foundation is training women to develop or enhance the skills needed to empower and develop not only themselves, but their communities as well.

The 2019 class includes: Cicely Anderson, Duke Realty; Lohr Beck-Kemp, King & Spalding LLP; Fiona Bell, Novelis; Heather Brown, Brown Law LLC; Maranie Brown, You Are Here; Cassady Buck, Cox Media Group; Kiran Chaudhary, Ernst & Young; Ilene Cohen, attorney at law; Sirita Donaldson, NCR Corp.; Allison Ducote, Delta Air Lines; Britton Edwards, Everywhere Agency and SaportaReport; Marsha Francis, Ph.D., Fulton County Schools; Amanda Ghessie, Kimberly-Clark; Tracey Guinyard, Bain & Co.; Beth Hawks, CoreComm PR and Marketing Communications; Dominique Holloman, office of Georgia House Representative William Boddie; Monique Honaman, ISHR Group; Sydney Hulebak, WildArk; Victoria Jennings, SalesLoft; Jacqueline Johnson, Cox Media Group; Tomeka Jones, Turner Broadcasting; Christina Loud, Loud Family Holdings; Lindsey Macon, King & Spalding LLP; Heather McCollum, Better HR; Genille McElvey, State Farm Insurance Companies; Jennifer Moore, TruRating; Fadzai Mugobogobo, PNC Bank; Yeminjal Nicholas, Novelis; Alexandra Peurach, Troutman Sanders LLP; Elizabeth "Libby" Pollock, Habitat for Humanity; Brittni Reaser, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs; Kat Reynolds, Mercedes Benz USA; Jaime Robards, Banyan Communications; Shelby Roberts, SSR Advisors; Ana Rosado-Reyes, Assurant; Emily Schwarz, NCR Corp.; Jeannie Smith, LocumTenens.com; Colleen Sullivan, Turner Sports; Stacy Sutton, Clean Hands - Safe Hands; Andrea Walker, HD Supply; Melanie Walker, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; Erica Werts, Alimera Sciences Inc.; and Jennifer Winn, Georgia Power.

For more information, visit www.atlantawomen.org.

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