Women's Achievement

Please join the Padua Academy community on Thursday, April 11, 2019, for the 10th Annual Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement celebrating record-breaking astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson.

2019 Honoree - Peggy Whitson, PhD

Dr. Whitson's list of accomplishments is stellar. She was the first woman to command the International Space Station twice and the first non-military Chief Astronaut. In addition, Dr. Whitson completed the most space walks (10) of any female astronaut and spent more time (665 days) in space than any other American. Dr. Whitson's trailblazing research ranges from artificial intelligence to marine life.

Past Honorees

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About The Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement

Padua’s Annual Dinner in Honor of Women’s Achievement recognizes the exceptional accomplishments of women who lead lives of faith, charity, leadership, and entrepreneurial innovation.

Past recipients include: Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza; former United States Ambassador, Mary Ann Glendon; New York Times best-selling author, Liz Murray; former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush; the inspirational subject of The Blind Side, Leigh Anne Tuohy; business mogul and philanthropist, Kathy Ireland; record-setting adventurer, Alison Levine; author and Wall Street Journal columnist, Peggy Noonan; and actress and producer, Roma Downey.

Voted one of America’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools, Padua offers a unique, cutting-edge, and transformational college preparatory education for young women.

Proceeds from the Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement benefit the Padua Academy Annual Fund to help transform the lives of young women.
Spirituality. Scholarship. Service. Sisterhood.