The YWCA of Palm Beach County announced the winner of its 2014 Grace Hoadley Dodge Award, Dena Sisk Foman.
The award is presented annually to a woman residing in Palm Beach County who has overcome adversity, and in the process has not only empowered herself, but also created opportunities for and led other women toward their own empowerment.
Overcoming a generational cycle of familial mental illness and dysfunction, Foman was able to get her GED, put herself through community college, earn her bachelor's degree in political science and receive her law degree from the University of North Carolina in 2001.
Today, Foman is a successful attorney with the West Palm Beach law firm McLaughlin & Stern LLP practicing personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation law.
Additionally, she is the author of Only I Can Define Me: Releasing Shame and Growing Into My Adult Self, A Memoir.
The award was presented at the YWCA's annual Donor and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, June 17 at the Bear Lakes Country Club.
The two other finalists were Suzanne Holmes, senior vice president and senior relationship manager for PNC Wealth Management, and Veronica Limia, an attorney with MSP Enterprises specializing in business and real estate litigation.
For more information, call the YWCA at (561) 640-0050, ext. 115. - Town-Crier Newspaper