Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet Leigh Davis Perry - 2012 Woman of Distinction

Leigh Davis Perry leads the largest corporate foundation in the state as Vice President of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power Company, president of the Alabama Power Foundation and executive director of the Alabama Business Charitable Trust. Perry considers her proudest accomplishment to be the ability to bring innovative ideas to her workplace while empowering those around her to develop their skills and abilities as leaders.

Perry is active in the community and is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham, Leadership UAB, YWCA’s ­MOMENTUM and Project Corporate Leadership. In 2008, she was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the ­Birmingham Business Journal.

Perry has many fond memories of being a Girl Scout, building confidence and courage while having lots of fun. She shares a quote from Golda Meir that reminds her of these invaluable lessons. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you would be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by ­fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” 

Perry will be honored at the 2012 East-Central Women of Distinction on March 9. For more information, visit girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral