Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Student Sharnay Hearn Davis Receives ATHENA Young Professional Award

Sharnay Hearn DavisSharnay Hearn Davis' work and commitment to advancing women of color were recognized by the ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh as she was named the  ATHENA Young Professional for 2020.

Sharnay is a doctoral candidate in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program at Duquesne University (Cohort 2020). She also is the founder of the #SistersLiftingasWeClimb Network, which is a personal and professional support network for women of color. Sharnay also has an educational background in community leadership and social work and worked for over a decade serving the community professionally. Program Director of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program at Duquesne University, Dr. Connie Moss said, "Our own Sharnay Hearn Davis is advancing those rights in her own backyard. That dedication to leading for equity and excellence and striving for social justice where you live and work is one of the hallmarks of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program at Duquesne University. "

The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh is unique to the region as it specifically highlights women mentoring women. ATHENA's Young Professional Award honors women who are 35 or younger and whose work and time are committed to that vision. The ATHENA Awards in Greater Pittsburgh are one of the largest celebrations of ATHENA Awards internationally. A virtual celebration was held this fall.

Congratulations Sharnay, on your leadership and the strong example you set as an inspirational figure to the women of our community.