Atlanta Daily World Women of Excellence 2013

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     Stacey Abrams

    Stacey Y. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly.
    She co-founded and acts as Senior Vice President of NOWaccount Network Corporation, a financial services firm, and she co-founded Nourish, Inc., a beverage company with a focus on infants and toddlers.
    Among her numerous honors, in 2012, Abrams received the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. She was recognized nationally as one of the “12 Rising Legislators to Watch” by Governing magazine, and she was named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend for 2012 and 2013.
    Abrams serves on the Board of Trustees for Agnes Scott College, among other boards.
    She received her J.D. from the Yale Law School. She graduated from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with an M.P.Aff. in public policy. She earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science, Economics and Sociology) from Spelman College, magna cum laude.

     

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