JACKSON, Miss. — Former Mississippi first lady Elise Winter and civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams are among 10 “Women of Vision” being honored Oct. 24 in Jackson by the Women’s Fund of Mississippi.
The honorees are:
Dr. Helen Barnes, former professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University Medical Center and one of the first black women physicians to practice in Mississippi.
Martha Bergmark, founding president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice.
L.C. Dorsey, formerly director of social services for Mid-Delta Head Start, associate director of the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons, assistant professor of Social Work at Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State universities.
Winifred Green, president of the Southern Coalition for Educational Equity.
Seetha Srinivasan, director emerita of the University Press of Mississippi.
Natasha Trethewey, poet laureate of Mississippi and the United States, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Kathryn L. Wiener, philanthropist and founding member of the Women’s Fund.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, former president of the national NAACP, founder and chair of The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University
Elise Winter, former first lady of Mississippi, philanthropist and advocate for public education and racial reconciliation, and founding member of Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson.
Leila Clark Wynn, philanthropist and supporter of education, the environment and cultural institutions.