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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Receives Prestigious NUL Women of Power Award, Delivers Guild Keynote

Aug 6, 2018

Congresswoman Beatty Receives Prestigious NUL Women of Power Award, Delivers Guild Keynote

Power-packed four days for Beatty

Last week, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) was honored with the Women of Power Award during the 2018 National Urban League (NUL) Conference “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” The Women of Power Award celebrates women leaders nationwide in public service and social justice, and this year Beatty was recognized for her leadership in enacting legislation and advancing the issues and causes important to all women, children, and families in Congress. Also recognized this year were ‘Me Too” founder Tarana Burke, Scandal Co-Executive Producer Judy Smith, and President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League Sadiqa Reynolds. Past winners include former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, professional boxer Laila Ali, and Morehouse College of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice.

“This award serves as a reminder that our collective power is needed now more than ever, because the struggle is not over—and our actions can create a movement to address the many economic and societal disparities that have long ravaged communities across America,” Beatty said during the August 2nd Women of Power Awards Luncheon. “Let’s work together and rise up to expand affordable housing, provide high-quality healthcare, and equally high-quality education no matter one’s zip code, improve workforce development, and create good-paying jobs, so that we continue empowering communities and changing lives.”

In addition to receiving the Women of Power Award, Beatty was selected to deliver the keynote address for the National Council of Urban League Guilds’ Leadership Luncheon. Coinciding with the NUL Conference, the Luncheon is a marquee event that brought together more than 1,000 members of the National Council of Urban League Guilds to commit to continuing their mission to stimulate, develop, and promote volunteer participation, leadership, and to further the NUL’s important work.

Focusing her remarks on the importance of leadership, Beatty said, “In this room, we have many accomplished individuals and leaders from all walks of life—the private sector, government, nonprofits, and the media. Yes, we stand at a magnificent moment, and if we take the rights steps today, we will lay the groundwork tomorrow.” Beatty continued, “That is why you are at this Conference, because we need your help to make tomorrow today.”

To view more photos from the 2018 National Urban League Conference, please visit Congresswoman Beatty’s Flickr.