Womentum announces Lexey Wauters as the recipient of the 2019 Shelley Simonton Memorial Award.
The Shelley Simonton Memorial Award, which was established to honor the Womentum co-founder who succumbed to cancer in 2017 at the age of 49. “Shelly was a fantastic combination of community commitment and pure, unadulterated fun”, says Womentum Board member Caryn Flanagan.
014 Womentum alumna, AJ Cargill nominated Wauters. ”I believe [Lexey] is an exemplary human, community member and role model. I have known her and watched her weave through career changes and some rather tough curve balls that life has thrown at her. She always handles herself with grace and humor. Incidentally, her smile and her laugh are one of the most beautiful and contagious bright spots anyone could wish to have the opportunity to witness. She works hard and diligently. She is respected and a great teacher. She listens thoughtfully and gives honest and smart opinions. She holds a position on at least one board, while maintaining a full-time job and working on a new, creative career in her free time,” said Cargill. Wauters has also served as a Womentum mentor two times and helped launched Womentum 2.0, a continuing education program for Womentoring program alumnae.
Snake River Fund is proud of Lexey and her commitment to the community. We are fortunate to have her as a board member. Congrats, Lexey!