The Acme Award

ACME AWARD-The Acme award was established in 1993 and is Women’s Council most prestigious award. Awarded annually, the Acme recipient must be an outstanding woman that has demonstrated by honorable reputation, probity and the distinction of multiple accomplishments in the field of business, politics or social services and has made a great impact amongst the African American community.

Former Acme Award Recipients

1993 – SARAH KNIGHT PREDDY
Community Activist and Business Owner
First African American Hotel and Night Club
Las Vegas, Nevada

1994 – DR. HARRIETT W. CLARK, J.D. 
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Oakland, California

1995 – PAMELA PRYOR FULLER 
Director, Corporate and External Affairs
Bell South Telecommunications
Atlanta, Georgia

1996 – BEULAH ANN SHEPHARD 
Member, Supreme Court of Texas
Legal Access to Justice Foundation
Houston, Texas

1997 – SENATOR CONNIE STOKES 
State Senator
DeKalb County, 43rd District
Decatur, Georgia

1998 – HONORABLE MINYaN MOORE 
Assistant to the President of the United States and
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Washington, D.C.

1999 – ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS 
Founder and CEO
Motown Museum
Detroit, Michigan

2000 – YVONNE ATKINSON-GATES 
Commissioner
Clarke County
Las Vegas, Nevada

2001 – CYNTHIA M. A. BUTLER-BLUCHER
Personnel Administrator
Jefferson Parish School System
New Orleans, louisiana

2002 – HONORABLE SHIRLEY FRANKLIN
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

2003 – HONORABLE MAXINE WATERS
United States Congressman
35Th Congressional District
Los Angeles, California

2004 – DR. MARGARET BURROUGHS
Commissioner
Chicago Park District Board
Chicago,IL

2005 – YOLANDA KING
Founder and CEO
High Ground Productions
Los Angeles, CA

2006 – ALICE LUCILLE MARTIN
Educator
Louisville, KY

2001 – VERA MOORE
Founder and CEO
Vera Moore Cosmetics
Harlem, NY

2008 – CARRIE T. HARRIS
D & E The Power Group
Atlanta, GA

2009 – HONORABLE PORTIA SIMPSON MILLER
Former Prime Minister
Montego Bay, Jamaica

2010 – GAIL WARRIOR LAWRENCE
President and CEO of Warrior Group
DeSoto, Texas

2011 – VAUGHN FAURIA
Executive Director/President New Corp. Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana

2012 – NINA TURNER
State Senator-25th District
Cleveland, Ohio

2013 – Rhonda Fields
State Representative- House District 42
Denver, Colorado

2014 – Diane Bell-McKoy
President & CEO, Associated Black Charities
Baltimore, Maryland

2015 – Denis Kelley
President, As We Remember Johnny Memorial Foundations
Houston, Texas