Catherine Wyatt-Morley is the founder, chief executive officer and heartbeat of Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition, a 501(c)3 nonprofit social service organization for the at-risk and HIV-positive community. In 1994, Wyatt-Morley founded Women On Reasons To Heal (W.O.R.T.H), the first and what has become the oldest HIV-positive women’s support group in Middle Tennessee. Wyatt-Morley’s authorship includes AIDS Memoir: Journal of an HIV-Positive Mother, Positive People Combating HIV/AIDS, and My Life With AIDS: Tragedy to Triumph.
Wyatt-Morley was inducted into the Women’s National Hall of Fame in 1997. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious SELF Magazine Women Doing Good Award, the Top Ladies of Distinction Community Service Award, Bank of America’s Local Heroes Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Leadership Award, the YWCA Breakfast of Champions Award, nomination for the Nashville Business Journal Women of Influence Award, and Nashville CABLE’s Athena Award.
She has appeared in countless media outlets nationwide including SELF Magazine, the TODAY Show, A&U Magazine, POZ Magazine, CNN, Voices of America, MSNBC, Talk America Radio, FX Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, the Palm Beach Post, the Indianapolis Indiana Recorder, the Los Angeles Times, the Canadian Sun, Nashville Scene, and the Tennessean. Wyatt-Morley has been a featured keynote speaker at universities, medical clinics, hospitals, women’s groups, conferences, churches, political forums, high schools, businesses and youth facilities. A Distinguished Faculty Member of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company’s Speakers Bureau, she is a highly sought-after speaker.
As W.O.M.E.N. expands its mission of growth and service, Catherine is using her exceptional visionary talents to develop Whispering Hills, a picturesque rural holistic wellness center. Combining Eastern tradition with Western practices, Whispering Hills will offer holistic approaches to care to women living with life-altering issues.
As a catalyst for change in women’s health and development, a humanitarian business professional, and a personal coach, Catherine encourages women to unearth their talents and pursue their destiny. Her work has impacted thousands globally in countries including Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, China, Turkey, France, and Kenya. Utilizing in-country support, Catherine successfully established a branch of W.O.M.E.N. in Kenya.
In addition to becoming a model of hope for women, Catherine’s life exemplifies service. Her infectious spirit frames her empowerment message, inspiring women to move beyond adversity. Walking in wisdom, she strives to make a difference in the lives of women and girls. In more than two decades living with AIDS, Catherine has raised her children, operated a successful nonprofit, and brought about transformational change while demonstrating a life of purpose.
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