Sophia Shay Fineberg
Carmen Pearson White
Quynh Chau Stone
Diana Liz Gallego
2017 Award Recipients
Future Inspiring Women
Susan Neustadt Schwartz
The Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards is named in loving memory of the founder, past recipient
and our dear friend, Audrey Kaplan. Audrey’s passion and generosity for women’s issues and progressive causes
led to the establishment of this award.
The Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards are presented to women from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
They have been diligent in the pursuit of positive social change, and who, as role models, have made an impact
on our communities, either local or regionally. These inspiring women advocate for inclusiveness in our society
and support positions consistent with the mission of SWJC.
Inaugurated in 2014, the Future Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards are presented to young women
(ages 14-21) who have completed exemplary achievements in community service.
These young women are the face of the future and are aligned with the mission of SWJC.
For a list of former recipients, click here.