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. 

Proceeds benefit the Padua Academy Annual Fund to help transform the lives of young women.

2019 Honoree - Peggy Whitson, PhD

Padua Academy's 2019 Dinner in Honor of Women's Achievement Honoree was astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson. 

Dr. Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station and spent more time in space than any other American. She advocates for a strong STEM education, especially for young women.

Dr. Whitson continues to conduct research in fields such as engineering, medicine, artificial intelligence, and more. In 2018, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People.

Other impressive appearances from Dr. Whitson include her cover photo on National Geographic Magazine, and her feature on the National Geographic series, One Strange Rock.

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.
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