The YWCA Richmond Outstanding Women Awards celebration continues with our 2024 Leadership Forum Breakfast. A morning for our YWCA community and partners to gather for a light breakfast and panel discussion from past OWA alumni.

The 2024 Leadership Forum Breakfast is on Tuesday, March 19th from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

Thank you for your support of and interest in Leadership Forum Breakfast. We are now sold out but look forward to seeing you at our 44th Annual OWA Luncheon on May 8, 2024. Please use the link on the OWA page to purchase tickets. 


Judy Pahren is Senior Vice President and Executive Coach at Capital One, where she held numerous leadership positions across the company over the past 30 years. As the Executive Sponsor for Capital One’s Women’s Network for the last 15 years, she played a key role in the development of women in the organization. Capital One also focused on developing future leaders by creating and hosting the Future Leaders Forum for Young Women over the past 20 years.   

Judy is a passionate supporter of the Richmond Community and currently serves as President of the YWCA Richmond Board. She is a leader in the Central Virginia Market President Network for Capital One and supports several external organizations in addition to the YWCA, including ChildSavers (Past Board President), CultureWorks, Duke Financial Education Steering Committee, and Duke Richmond (Co-chair). Past board service includes The Richmond Forum (Board Chair), Maymont Foundation (President), Duke Alumni Association Board and Collegiate School Board of Trustees. Judy has been recognized for her business and community contributions including, 2011 Style Weekly Executive Women in Business, 2013 Forever Duke Award, and 2014 YWCA Outstanding Women Award (Business).  

Ms. Pahren earned her BA from Duke University, and her MBA from Vanderbilt University. She holds a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University.


Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ has served faithfully as the Pastor and Founding Visionary of Faith Community Baptist Church for the past seventeen years. She was elected the 35th and first female president of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (July 2, 2003) at the 104th Annual Session of the Convention. She is a former Moderator of the Shiloh Baptist Association of Virginia; YWCA Woman of the Year in Religion; designated as a Virginia Hero; and she was selected to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors Conference in New Orleans for her outstanding work in the area of HIV/AIDS Prevention Education.  

In addition to her many community activities, she wrote her first book Pamela Goes to Church, a worship resource for children in 2010. 

Dr. Gould-Champ holds a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and received her Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Her senior sermon, entitled “An Unfinished Agenda,” is published in Ella Mitchell’s book, Those Preaching Women, Volume II.  She has served as an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University for nineteen years where she has been honored twice as Professor of the Year. 

Dr. Gould-Champ received the YWCA Richmond Outstanding Women Award in 1995. 


Rudene Haynes is a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, where she serves as a firmwide hiring partner and member of the Executive Committee, and is passionate about fostering environments that embrace differences, promote equality, and create a culture of inclusion where individuals can excel in the legal profession and in the Richmond region. As a member of the Advisory Board at the Massey Cancer Center at VCU, she is passionate about ending health disparities and racial inequities. Rudene was a co-founder of Facts & Faith Fridays, a series of weekly calls with the Black faith community to provide accurate information on COVID-19, transmission, vaccination and improving health outcomes. She is currently a Board Member of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation and the Richmond and Henrico Public Health Foundation. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees for YWCA Richmond and the Children’s Museum of Richmond, and a former member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia Bar Association.  

In 2023, Rudene received the YWCA Richmond Outstanding Women Award for Volunteerism. 


Carter M. Reid is the retired executive vice president, chief of staff and corporate secretary for Dominion Energy, and president-Dominion Energy Services. 

As an Executive Vice President at Dominion Energy, Carter was responsible for the company’s Services subsidiary, overseeing the corporate services provided to Dominion Energy’s operating companies, including information technology, security, human resources, facilities and supply chain management. She also served as the corporate secretary for Dominion Energy’s Board of Directors for over 15 years.  

Reid joined the company in 1996 as assistant general counsel and held numerous management positions during her 28 years with the company. Before joining Dominion Energy, Reid was an associate at McGuireWoods and Hunton & Williams.  

She has served on a number of community and industry boards, currently serving on the board of directors of Energy Insurance Mutual, the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, and as the Board Chair of Collegiate School.  She is also a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Advisory Board. In 2022, Carter received the YWCA Richmond Outstanding Women Award for Business. 

A graduate of James Madison University, Reid received her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.  


Sally is a visionary leader and the dedicated founder of GoochlandCares, where she has passionately served as the executive director for the past 24 years. Under her insightful guidance, the organization has evolved into a comprehensive human service provider, offering support in health, housing, safety, and hunger. 

Sally’s transformative leadership is evident in her strategic decision-making, particularly in orchestrating a successful merger with a social service nonprofit. This pivotal move not only strengthened GoochlandCares, but also broadened its scope and impact within the community. What began as a part-time clinic has flourished into a dynamic “one-stop shop” model, enhancing accessibility to essential services and redefining the concept of healthcare. 

Her journey in the nonprofit sector is rooted in her prior experience as a nurse practitioner, where she worked in safety net settings with economically challenged populations. This firsthand experience provided Sally with a deep understanding of the needs of vulnerable communities, forming the bedrock of her innovative and empathetic approach to nonprofit work. 

In 2019, Sally received the YWCA Richmond Outstanding Women Award for Health & Science. 

Sally graduated from the University of Virginia, earned her master’s degree from the University of Rochester, and completed her NP postmasters at the University of Colorado. She is a proud member of Goochland Rotary and active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. These educational milestones reflect her commitment to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of her field.