Woman of Distinction Award
Lisa Graham received the Woman of Distinction Award because she is a woman whose outstanding professional achievements have been extraordinarily inspirational and impactful to the lives of women and girls. As the author of a series of children’s books, Lisa Graham launched Empower Kids, LLC, to awaken the power children hold inside of them. The Healing Hearts book series helps children identify, share and manage their emotions and feelings.
To promote literacy and mental health in underserved communities, she also founded Empower Kids for Literacy. Her organization forms partnerships within the community to provide children with access to books and support systems that can help them learn how to read, regardless of their social or personal circumstances.
Graham is a TEDx presenter, motivational speaker and the producer and host of the “Tell Me” global podcast series
which celebrates one’s power and ability to create moments that can change lives for the better.
She sits on the board of directors for the Twilight Wish Foundation, a national organization founded in 2003 with the goal to make the world a nicer place in which to age, one Twilight Wish at a time. Twilight Wish grants recognize seniors for their lifetime of accomplishments and value to society.