The University of Washington presented its 2014 Women of Courage honorees for the “Women of Courage: Bridging the Divide Gala” on March 8. This year’s Gala focused on celebrating women in Washington state who are bridging social and economic divides in local and global communities. The 15 honorees included Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid, Ed.D, president and founding member of the Mona Foundation; Maria Koh, retired clinical nutritionist at the UW Medical Center; and Kshama Sawant, PhD, Seattle City Council member.
The event raised $295,000 to support services and programs of the Women’s Center. (end)