The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visit www.ywcaofasheville.org.
Celeste played an integral role in developing an empowerment paradigm; working with clients to move them up “financial stair-steps” from crisis to stability to self-sufficiency and asset-building. The agency’s programs and services meet clients where they are and equip then to take the next step and to reach the next goal. This simple but powerful image is one Celeste uses repeatedly to encourage clients, motivate staff, inspire donors, and inform the community about OnTrack WNC’s mission. Since Celeste became Executive Director of OnTrack WNC, the agency has doubled the number of people it serves and significantly expanded services to the community. As an agency leader, she models, teaches, coaches and mentors her colleagues and employees toward realization of their own potential.