Dr. Carol Danehower named 2019 Women of Achievement Honoree
MEMPHIS, TN—March 13, 2019. When Dr. Carol Danehower embarked on her research to bring the impact of domestic violence to the forefront for employers, she had no idea she would be named 2019 Vision Honoree for Women of Achievement.
"The statistics from domestic abuse carrying over into the workplace are staggering, and companies are beginning to look at the facts—The Department of Labor reports that victims of domestic violence lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the U.S., resulting in a $1.8 billion loss in productivity for employers," said Danehower, Associate Professor at the University of Memphis. "Recognizing the problem is one step in the right direction but there is work to do."
Danehower' s insightfulness and commitment in her effort led her to work with organizations like the Memphis Area Women's Council (MAWC) to use her talent to make a difference in the Memphis community. She is currently President of the MAWC Board of Directors. HR Professionals Magazine ran a story on her research employer awareness and training program; SHRM-Memphis highlighted her effort in the risk management category; numerous state and local alliances are emphasizing the need for action; and now the Women of Achievement in Memphis are rightfully presenting Danehower as the Vision Honoree. Other nominees are identified for the remaining categories of Courage, Determination, Heritage, Heroism, Imitative and Steadfastness.
Danehower is excited about the award. "The topic of 'Violence at Home. Victims at Work.' ebbs and flows as the hot topic. I'm glad to see it coming to light again and appreciate the recognition," said Danehower.
The 2019 Women of Achievement Honorees will receive their respective awards on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Holiday Inn at University of Memphis, 3—6pm. Visit http://www.womenofachievement.org/ for event details and to purchase tickets.
(Photo from left to right, Mary E. Mitchell, Maxine Starling Strawder, Carol Danehower, Jane H. Hooker, Rachel Coats Greer, Mildred Richard-Edwards—Source: www.womenofachievement.org)