A big congratulations to our board member, and president-elect, Soamoya Rankins for receiving the 2017 Global Diversity & Inclusion Award at Bank of America in honor of her volunteerism and support of “women empowerment” initiatives. Soamoya said, “These are the types of awards that I publicly share, as it’s a testament of the love and support that I receive from my company and my managers in support of the communities we serve. This is our version of the Oscars, and man am I smiling wide today!”

Soamoya has been a fantastic supporter and volunteer with YWCA’s housing programs by facilitating workshops with our participants. The workshops include discussions on how to manage finances, how to have healthy boundaries in relationships, and strategies for keeping peace during conflict. Congratulations, Soamoya! Recognition well deserved!