UofL’s Women’s Empowerment Luncheon is Nov. 14


    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Ashley D. Anderson, women’s health nurse practitioner and co-owner of Athena Health and Wellness, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 14 at the annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon for the University of Louisville Women’s Center.

    The 11:30 a.m. talk at the University Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave. is entitled “Against All Odds.”

    Anderson received her undergraduate nursing degree from Berea College, where she was a record-holding captain for the college’s women basketball team. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing and women’s health from UofL.

    Anderson manages Athena Health and Wellness and practices as a women’s health nurse practitioner there. She is also a co-owner and stylist at AFM Threads. She’s been a model, actress, radio personality, 2013 Ms. Kentucky United States, Miss Black Ohio 2010 and Miss University of Louisville 2008.

    The Women’s Center will present several awards at the luncheon including The Tachau Gender Equity Award and Essay Contest and the Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award. The annual Women’s Empowerment Award will be presented to Robin R. Harris, Public Service Librarian at UofL’s Law Library.

    Luncheon cost is $60 per person.  Reservations accepted through Nov. 7 by calling 502-852-8976.

    For more information, contact the UofL Women’s Center at womenctr@louisville.edu or 502-852-8976.


    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.