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Birmingham-Southern president named to “Women Who Shape the State”

Birmingham-Southern president named to “Women Who Shape the State”

For Immediate Release
Nov. 15, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—BSC President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith was named to the 2017 list of “Women Who Shape the State” compiled by the Alabama Media Group.

In her nomination, Flaherty-Goldsmith joined a group of 30 women from across Alabama chosen for their tenacity, leadership, and commitment to improving global perceptions of the state. In addition to her presidency at Birmingham-Southern College, Flaherty-Goldsmith was recognized for co-leading a team that champions human rights, both locally and globally, particularly as they relate to women and those in slavery. You can read more about the award at

The honorees—who were CEOs and community leaders from a broad range of fields including conservation, LGBTQ acceptance, healthcare, and education—were featured in the pages of Birmingham Magazine and honored at a luncheon at The Club in Birmingham.

"It was inspiring to see so many different women in so many different sectors of the state that are doing everything they can to make the state a better place," said one of this year's honorees, Kimberly Lewis, chief executive officer of Project XYZ. "I think we all, overall, want to make sure that Alabama is continuing to grow and thrive, and this is the perfect opportunity to recognize women who are doing it."