Photo courtesy of YWCA

Anita Hill made national news in 1991 when she alleged US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas made harassing sexual statements to her when he supervised her at the US Department of Education. The case put sexual harassment on the national radar and gave other women the courage to speak out. Also a respected attorney and academic, Hill's an obvious choice to speak for the YWCA.

Hill will deliver the keynote speech at the YWCA's LeaderLuncheon on Sept. 27 at Grand America Hotel. The sold out event will also feature an awards ceremony for seven remarkable local women. Mary Schubach McCarthey, a community volunteer and philanthropist, will receive this year's YWCA Heart and Soul Award.

We're sending our photographer Samuel Askins. If you're lucky enough to be there, smile for his camera. If you didn't buy a ticket, email right now to be on the waiting list. Either way, take a look at our Photos page following the event.