Meet Ayana Barry-Buchanan. During our Hot Pink Party, this young woman was honored as our Cool Girl of the Year. We were excited to recognize Ayana for her incredible accomplishments as a Cool Girls alumnae. Ayana is currently studying Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. She is confident, generous, and a wonderful role model and mentor for the next generation of Cool Girls. Ayana was recognized along with our Cool Woman of the Year, CeCe Winans, our Pink Empowerment Award Honoree, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and our Volunteer of the Year, Shelley D. Nelson.
“I think that Cool Girls taught me to believe in myself, to really know what I stand for, to become a better “me” and to understand that I can do anything I set my heart on,” said Ayana.