Woman of Distinction Award

Anna Katz, president and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International, was presented with the Woman of Distinction Award in recognition of her leadership of the non-profit as well as her long history of serving populations in need, especially women and children both domestically and abroad.

Indeed, she boasts a lifelong reputation for her commitment to social justice. She also served as a foreign service officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Like Pearl S. Buck, she is dedicated to

advocating for the most vulnerable populations, such as children and those facing discrimination due to the circumstances of their birth, and to being a voice and activist against gender, racial, and human rights inequalities.


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