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Meet Whitney Williams-Smith

Whitney Williams-Smith is the current Chief Fire Marshal for the Savannah Fire Department. She is the first African-American and first woman to hold the position. Whitney's career in fire fighting dates back to 2004 when she joined the Albany Fire Department in Albany, Ga. She has worked as a firefighter, EMT and fire prevention officer. Whitney has worked under Rosemary R. Cloud, the first African-American female fire chief in the nation and Deputy Fire Chief Toni Barnes Washington, a native Savannahian who went on to become City of Decatur Fire Chief. It's her older sister who is her mentor. City of South Fulton Fire Captain Andrea Hall was Albany's first female fire fighter. Whitney is married to a to an Assistant Fire Marshal/Arson Investigator, and they have two children. Whitney's video is sponsored by Family Financial Management Group, LLC.

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We hope you are as inspired by Whitney Williams-Smith as we are and would consider making a donation to the Telfair Mammography Fund in her honor. The goal of the Mary Telfair Women's Hospital and the Mammography Fund is to ensure that all women have access to mammography, even if they have no insurance and cannot afford it. The SmartWomen Luncheon & Expo has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Telfair Mammography Fund to meet this goal since its inception over a decade ago. 

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Dazzling Diamond Dig

Harkleroad Diamonds & Fine Jewelry continues to dazzle with its latest donation to SmartWomen. For just $25, you can purchase a ticket to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a beautiful diamond ring courtesy of Harkleroad. This stunning ring is a 2 CTW baguette and round diamond band in 14K white gold with a diamond quality of G-H SI1-SI2. It's valued at $6,500. The drawing will take place Oct. 2, 2020.

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