Maude Hill To Receive Top YWCA Honor

Maude Hill

Maude Hill

Homeport Senior VP To Enter WomEn Of Achievement Academy

For the second time in three years a Homeport executive will enter the Women of Achievement academy of the YWCA of Columbus.

Maude Hill, Homeport’s Senior Vice President of Community & Government Relations, will be honored by the YWCA at its annual fund-raising luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The event honors Central Ohio women “who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities.”

2018 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement honorees. Maude Hill is on far left. 

2018 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement honorees. Maude Hill is on far left. 

Maude has been with Homeport for 28 years and prior to that worked in state government and for the city of Cleveland. Her work has been largely tied to helping the underserved and struggling.

She was nominated for the Women of Achievement honor by two previous winners, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty and now former Homeport CEO Amy Klaben, who was honored in 2016.

The YWCA’s Academy of Women of Achievement has honored 255 women over 32 years. Maude is one of seven honorees for the 2018 program.

“It means a lot to be in the women of achievement academy,” Maude said. “It doesn’t get any better than this. Many of these previous winners have been my lifelong heroes or sheroes. Janet Jackson of United Way, Joyce Beatty, Amy Klaben, Dorothy Cage. Lynn Elliott, Kathy Espy, Mattie James, Kimber Perfect and Stephanie Hightower. And the list goes on.

“I would love for the community to attend the luncheon or support the event that helps address social injustices and problems, particularly those tied to women struggling with homelessness, equality in the job force and affordable housing that is much needed in Central Ohio.”

Maude has received many honors over the years for her efforts, including being Homeport’s First Voice & Vision honoree in 2015. Click here to read her story.