MACON, GA, March 8, 2012 – More than 200 gathered to recognize three inspirational women at the 2012 Georgia Women of Achievement Annual Induction Ceremony and Luncheon Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga.
The three women, Sarah Randolph Bailey, Ethel Harpst and Beulah Rucker Oliver, were chosen for the extraordinary contributions given during their lives and because they have inspired future generations to excel at their own talents.
“These women left a legacy of pride, generosity, hard work and compassion and it is truly an honor to recognize how they paved the way for our generation,” said Cyndee Busbee, Georgia Women of Achievement president.
A short commemorative video showed for each inductee during the ceremony to an audience of grandsons, grand-daughters and family friends. The crowd’s pride and respect for these women filled the room above even the sound of the narrator’s voice.
Making the drive that morning from Atlanta, State Senator Miriam Paris attended the event to personally present a Resolution for Sarah Randolph Bailey, the honoree from Paris’ hometown of Macon, Ga. “That was a really neat part of the ceremony,” GWA executive director Beth Oleson recalled. “It is a testament to how wide the reach of this years’ Honorees when a current state leader makes the drive to formally express her gratitude.”
Professional speaker and communications coach Stella Williams Bailey was the keynote speaker for the event. Bailey is a native of Cordele, Ga., and conducts many seminars on topics like Confidence in Communication, Public Speaking and Presentations, Presenting a Positive Image for Businesses and Employees and Positive Parenting, among many others. She holds a Master’s Degree in Family and Child Development.