Dr. Patrice Palmer honored as one of six 2023 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement
March 27, 2023
2015 Leading with Conviction graduate Dr. Patrice Palmer is among six women who will be honored on April 27 as 2023 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement.
Palmer, CEO of Chosen 4 Change, told The Columbus Dispatch during “Women Achieving,” the most recent installment in the newspaper’s virtual and in-person “Columbus Conversations” series: “I’m a person that embraces the good, the bad, the ugly — my past, my present, and my future. I’m a person of dignity, value, and worth because I accept who I am — the total me.
“What I want people to know about me is that I don’t quit. I get knocked down sometimes. Sometimes I lose, but I get back up. I bounce back up and I fight more. I fight for the rights of people, of humanity.
“What I want them to remember about me is, that no matter what award or recognition, it’s about the work for humanity. It’s about enhancing the quality of someone else’s life. It’s not about Patrice. It’s about my assignment for my higher power, whom I choose to call God, and doing exactly what he’s given me to do.
“That is to be a repairer of the breach, to help someone in need without judgment without wanting something back, just being who I am and being authentic as I work with people in our community, whether it’s (for) legislation, whether it’s families, whether it’s addiction, whether it’s criminal justice.”