Previous Honorees

Meet the women who have been honored as Daughters of Greatness.

2024 Honorees


Daughters of Greatness: Yvette Gentry

Gentry has been serving as the Director of Resident and Community Safety for LDG Development since July 2022.
April 12, 2024

Daughters of Greatness: Laura Douglas

Laura Douglas is a highly respected leader from Louisville in corporate, legal, education, and social justice communities.
February 16, 2024

2023 Honorees


Daughters of Greatness:
Adria Johnson

The Muhammad Ali Center is honoring a leader in the Louisville community and friend of the Center, Adria Johnson. Johnson currently serves as ...
November 17, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Dr. Helene Gayle

Dr. Gayle embodies everything a Daughter of Greatness can be. She is being honored for her leadership at Spelman College, the Bill & Melinda ...
September 15, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Lonita Baker

Attorney Lonita Baker champions legal equality and represented Breonna Taylor’s family in their landmark settlement with Louisville.
June 2, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Betty Winston Baye

Journalist Betty Winston Baye’s contributions to black storytelling in and out of Muhammad Ali's hometown make her a Daughter of Greatness.
April 14, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Deborah Douglas

Acclaimed author Debroah Douglas is celebrated for creating the first-ever travel guide to follow the official Civil Rights trail in the South.
March 17, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Linda Sarsour

The Ali Center recognizes Linda Sarsour, Until Freedom co-founder, for her advocacy for justice and police reform in Louisville and beyond.
February 11, 2023

Complete List

See all the women who have been honored as Daughters of Greatness.

Dr. Helene Gayle
Lonita Baker​
Betty Winston Bayé​
Deborah Douglas​
Linda Sarsour​
Carolyn Tandy ​
Karina Barillas ​
Nzinga Garvey ​
Noëlla Coursaris Musunka ​
Mattie Jones ​
Judge Denise Clayton ​
Victoria Russell ​
Diane Porter ​
Dolores Huerta ​
Captain Brenda Berkman ​
Dr. Neeli Bendapudi ​
Veronika Scott ​
Hannah Drake ​
Elmer Lucille Allen ​
Doris Kearns Goodwin ​
Captain Niloofar Rahmani ​
Roula Allouch ​
Dr. Olenda Johnson ​
Theresa Reno-Weber ​
Jamillah Ali ​
Alice Houston ​
Donna Orender ​
Lesley Visser​
Surekha Kulkarni ​
Dr. Brandy N. Kelly Pryor ​
Dr. Ashley Anderson ​
Cindy McCain ​
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig ​
Margeaux Gray ​
Suzy Post ​
Sadiqa Reynolds ​
Deborah Jiang-Stein ​
Dawne Gee ​
Barbara Sexton-Smith ​
Lily Yeh ​
Senator Georgia Powers ​
Reverand Becca Stevens ​
Christy Brown ​
Molly Bingham ​
Colleen Clines ​
Cathe Dykstra ​
Jasmine Guy ​
Eleanor Jordan ​
Urmi Basu ​
Marta Miranda ​
Dr. Renee Campbell ​
Crit Luallen​
Attica Scott ​
Carla Wallace ​
Dr. Cate Fosl ​
Tori Murden-McClure ​
Ambassador Shabazz ​
Marilyn Vann ​
Lonnie Ali ​
Gina Belafonte

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