Women of Courage is an Annual Awards Ceremony and Breakfast that Celebrates Spirited and Resilient Women
LSH works with incredibly varied age groups and personalities. Between our different departments, we saw a need to bring all of the strong women together to acknowledge how important they are to their communities. From escaping violent partners to carving out a path for women in business, to helping the homeless or overcoming homelessness themselves, these women inspire us in unique and profound ways.
The 2017 Women of Courage Award Honorees
Yasmine Mustafa, 2017 Visionary Leader AwardYasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. Yasmine is the founder of ROAR for Good, a self-defense wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. She also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development.
Carole Alexy, Community Advocate AwardCarole Alexy’s career has spanned four decades as an advocate to end violence against women. She was a founding volunteer at A Women’s Place in Bucks County in 1976. Alongside other women, Carole established this shelter at a time when the next closest shelter was over 35 miles away with few public transportation routes to get there. She eventually worked for PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). In her role, Carole savvily linked the world of government funding and regulations with the reality of managing daily life in local programs. Under her care, PCADV grew to 60 programs serving all 67 PA counties.