Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, President and CEO of the
American Arab and Chaldean Council
, is one of five women to receive this year's Woman of
Achievement and Courage Award.
Fakhouri, who emigrated to the United States from Jordan at 23, founded
the ACC in 1979 and has grown it from 421 clients to more than 80,000
seeking the ACC's services.
The Woman Achievement and Courage
Award she will be receiving was started back in 1990 to honor and recognize women whose
accomplishments inspire other women to achieve their life goals and
undertake challenges that make a positive difference for individuals,
communities and the state.Excerpt:
ACC President & CEO Dr. Haifa Fakhouri has been selected by the Michigan Women's Foundation as a 2008 Woman of Achievement and Courage. The celebration honors outstanding Michigan women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and vision. The 19th annual event will be held in Southeast Michigan on May 1, 2008 at the Diamond Center at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi and in West Michigan on May 8, 2008 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.
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