February 3, 2011

Women Mentoring Women event set

Women Mentoring Women event set

Three Nashville community leaders will be honored at the fourth annual Celebration of Women Mentoring Women on Friday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Proceeds from the event will support Vanderbilt University's Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program, which works to empower women from low income households to gain confidence, self-sufficiency and access to health and social services.

This year’s honorees are:

Mahalia Howard, executive director of Grace M. Eaton Childcare and Early Learning Center, a North Nashville center dedicated to low income working families.

Minda Lazarov, former director of MIHOW, from 1998 to 2006. Lazarov is currently writing a book about her life, which includes being diagnosed with cancer, first at age 15, and the lessons she has drawn from her experiences.

Candy Markman is an advocate for people needing to make good choices. She currently serves as planning director for Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's after-school initiatives.

Tickets to the MIHOW Celebration of Women Mentoring Women are $60 each or $600 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, call Robin Baskin at 292-4674 or visit www.mihow.org and print the registration form.