At their Annual "HONOR OUR MENTORS" banquet Big Brothers Big Sisters
of North Alabama honored the Women's Economic Development Council for their Mentoring.
Big Brothers Big Sisters promotes one-on-one long term mentoring, similar to the WEDC Foundation.
WEDC was nominated by our member Kitty Davenport. a message from Kitty:
"It’s national mentoring month and I’d like to honor an entire group that, in one way or another,
has mentored me for 20 years. The WEDC, the Women’s Economic Development Council,
is a group of women business professionals, who provides opportunities to women for leadership
and economic development through education, mentoring and networking.
Mentoring is a cherished tradition for WEDC from its very beginning. I don't know if you all know
what inspiration and good influence you are on me personally and today is the day to say so.
You project the qualities of leadership, vision, passion, generosity, graciousness, positivity, integrity,
strategic thinking, sophistication, determination, and dedication. Thank you for your good example.
North Alabama benefits from your accomplishments.
You are each a leader in your own way and I happily follow the smart, sophisticated, endlessly energetic
example you set. Sadly there is not enough room for me to mention everyone - I mean it in the kindest way.
It's just that you ALL mean so much to me and today is the day to say so."
Thank you Kitty for the nomination and I think I speak for all of us that we benefit from knowing you and enjoying