Two notable women from the Washington University in St. Louis community were honored as 2014 St. Louis Women of Achievement. Virginia Braxs, senior lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in Arts & Sciences, and Ida Early, secretary to the Board of Trustees, were recognized at a luncheon May 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton.
Early was honored for her contributions to volunteer leadership, and Braxs received the award in recognition of her work to further cultural enrichment in the community.
The St. Louis Women of Achievement Award is the oldest ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize the volunteer efforts of women. The nonprofit organization was established in 1993 by former recipients who wished to ensure the longevity of the award for future generations of St. Louis-area women. Each year, the organization’s members continue to honor the women volunteers in the St. Louis metropolitan region who positively impact and enhance the quality of life in the community.