Each year, NC Women United presents its Anne Mackie Award to recognize a lifetime contribution to advocacy on behalf of women.
The 2011 recipient of the Anne Mackie Award is Paige Johnson, Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications at Planned Parenthood of Central NC. Paige served as the President of NC Women United during its formative years from 2001-2005.
Paige played an enormous role in shaping NCWU's direction and mission. She is a tireless advocate for women and, more broadly, for social justice issues both in and outside of the legislature. As noted numerous times in her nomination, Paige's role as a mentor, advocate and trusted ally for young women entering the field of women's advocacy has impacted countless future leaders.
About the Award
The annual NC Women United Anne Mackie Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to advocacy on behalf of women. It was established in 2008 to recognize in a public forum the long-term commitment and work of Anne Mackie who founded the North Carolina Women’s Legislative Agenda, the precursor of NC Women United, and was instrumental in the creation and development of its signature project, the Women’s Agenda Assemblies. NC Women United was pleased to be able to present the inaugural award to Anne Mackie in recognition of her years of service.