Join the Chamber's Women's Leadership Alliance in welcoming Dana Duckworth (see bio below), as this year's speaker at the WLA Annual Celebration. As part of the mission of WLA, there will be raffle tickets available for purchase to help raise money for the West Alabama Nonprofit Council. The nonprofit council represents multiple nonprofits in the West Alabama community that meet bi-monthly to further educate nonprofit leaders and to engage in conversation about current challenges each may be facing.
Dana Duckworth is an inspirational speaker, a C-Suite sales executive, and former division 1 NCAA Head Coach for women’s gymnastics at the University of Alabama. Her spirit is contagious and she does not only simply motivate others; she is passionate about people, growth through adversity and successful action that drives results. She is especially inspired to help people take their careers – and themselves – to unprecedented levels.
Duckworth is a leader and a career working mother who values dedication, resilience, and excellence in every area of life – the classroom, the boardroom and the community. After becoming a decorated SEC Champion Head Coach in her first year after taking over the reins following a 36-year legendary coaching staff and then leading a team to a second SEC Championship during a global pandemic, Dana knows the power of positive mindset and unconditional gratitude regardless of circumstance. She mentors with passion, guiding young professionals to effectively strengthen and elevate their leadership vision to new heights.
Dana is the Vice President of Supply Chain and National Accounts at AFFLINK, a subsidiary of the $50+ billion dollar company Performance
Food Group. She is the co-founder of ReadBAMARead, a non-profit organization focused on literacy of West Alabama, a 2x NCAA
individual Balance Beam Champion, NCAA Women of the Year for the state of Alabama, a 4x Academic All-American, a 2x SEC Team Champion Head Coach, and her most precious honor is being a believer, a wife to her husband Joe, and a mom to a senior and junior in high school, Camryn and Jace Duckworth.