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Women of Purpose honored at Black Expo

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Some of Albany's most outstanding women were honored Friday.

The Women of Purpose luncheon was part the Albany Area Black Expo happening at the Hilton Garden Inn. The guest speaker was Jasmine Guy, best known for playing Whitley Gilbert on NBC's "A Different World".

She told the crowd it's important for woman to take care of their body, mind, and spirit. Six women were honored for their contributions to the community.

"It's important in the community especially in this day and time to really find positive people to look up to so for us to be able to honor these women for their positive impact and really setting the standard as a role model It's important and you know a lot of times in our community you do work and they don't get recognized for it so this is just an opportunity to say thank you for being such a tireless warrior," said Albany Area Black Expo Chairman Christopher Pike.

WALB's own Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo was honored as the Woman of Empowerment.

Here's a complete list of the nominees and the winners in bold type:

The nominees for the 2012 Women of Purpose Awards are:

Woman of Ambition
Khadijah Nuriddin, ASU

Woman of Empowerment
Yolanda Amadeo, WALB
Romney Smith, FOX 31
Apostle Charlene Glover

Woman of Scholarship
Angelica Fowler, DOCO Schools
Pamela Heglar, Albany Tech
Cynthia Bennett, ASU
Tocarro Davis
Talia Ashley, Darton

Woman of Virtue
Apostle Charlene Glover, Trumpet of God Ministries
Fonda Strong-Thompson, Open Arms

Woman of Vision
Cecillia Morris
Fonda Strong-Thompson, Open Arms
Teresa Smith, Albany CVB
Ausha Jackson, Strive2Thrive
Tasha Milliner, East Baker Historical Society
Pamela Greene-Jackson, Youth Becoming Healthy
Detrell Hawkins, Choose Me Enterprises, LLC
Carla Hawkins, LifeLink of Georgia
Traci Henry, Butterfly Kisses
Bridgett Mack, Family Empowerment Center

Mary Young Cummings Award
Rutha Harris

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