Women Who Make A Difference


Women Who Make a Difference is awarded each year to a woman who has made a difference in Transylvania County.  The award highlights AAUW’s mission of “advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  The criteria for the award include demonstrating leadership, sharing knowledge and expertise while participating in community matters, dedicating time unselfishly, and serving as an inspiration to others.

Nomination information is below.

2019 Winner- Women Who Make A Difference, Sheila Mooney 

Spring Tea Honoring Sheila Mooney

Left to right: Rebecca Wynn, Amye McCallie, Sheila Mooney, Roberta Miller


Nominations for AAUW/BREVARD Women Who Make A Difference Award
The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

Individual nominated (must be a resident of Transylvania County)

Project or activity being recognized:

Describe the project or activity. Please include the following in the description:
Goal of the project
Participants or groups impacted by the activity
Plans for sustaining or expanding the project
Relevance of the program to the AAUW Mission for advancing equity for women and girls.
Describe other activities or projects the nominee has initiated or supported.

Individual(s) making the nomination: ______________________________
Phone: _________________ Email: _______________________________

Please send nominations by Friday, March 15, 2021 to:
AAUW Women Who Make A Difference Committee
PO Box 715
Cedar Mt., NC 28718

For additional information contact Amye McCallie 828.862.8890.


Past Recipients of Women Who Make a Difference Award

1996:  Jinx Ramsey, Fay Walker, Esther Wesley

1997:  Selena Robinson, Kay Elliott

1998:  Mary Cowal, Elizabeth (Lib) Provence

1999:  Phyllis Stout, Beth Glass

2000:  Mary Read, Susan Threlkel

2001:  Cindy Platt

2002:  Joyce Reaume

2003:  Karla Atkinson

2004:  Judy Nebrig, Carson Griffin, Sharon Johnson

2005:  Ladene Newton, Stella Trapp

2006:  Tami Moss, Ann DerGara

2007:  Elizabeth Riley Kapp Tyson, Anna Yount, Kathy Thorpe

2008:  Gail Vance, Betty Sherrill, Michel Robertson

2009:  Nancy Stricker, Roberta Hallinen

2010:  Elaine Deppe, Margaret (Peg) Hansen, Lee Stewart

2011:  Janice Osborne, Edith Darity

2012:  Marcia Harper

2013:  Dee Dee Perkins

2014:  Katie Thompson

2015:  Christi Whitworth

2016:  Elizabeth (Liz) Bates

2017:  Jennifer Williams, Mary Arnaudin

2018:  Isabel Carter Heyward

2019:  Sheila Mooney