YWe Talk | Pass the Baton: A Mother's Day Look at Intergenerational Women

May 7, 2021

Oh, the fierceness of grandmothers, mothers, daughters! Women have made stellar contributions to culture, society, and history, and they continue to be a powerful force. Hear how intergenerational conversations shape advocacy, social justice, and women’s empowerment. From business, economic advancements, and family structures, discover how women have shaped generations and how resiliency formed and defined womanhood. Let's prepare for Mother's Day by learning the importance of preserving culture and practices and passing the baton to the upcoming generations.

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  • Callie Nash 

    Callie was born and raised here in Birmingham and is lucky to still call Birmingham home. Callie is a Test Kitchen Portfolio Manager at Meredith Food Studios, where she collaborates with food media brands such as Southern Living, People, Health, and Parents. She has a degree in Marketing from Auburn University and a culinary degree in pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia. Callie’s involvement with the YWCA started in high school when she volunteered with the YW’s after school program; she now serves on the YWCA Junior Board and is chair of the CDC Committee. She is an active member of the Junior League of Birmingham and Highlands United Methodist Church. Callie is married to Wilson Nash and they have three children, Ann Harper (7), Luke (5), and Libby (2).

  • Dr. Linda Stone 

    Linda Johnson Stone graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and upon completion of her training in 1986, she entered into a small private practice that subsequently grew to include seven physicians and is now part of Children’s of Alabama. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is listed in Best Doctors. Linda retired in May 2018.

    While building a medical practice and raising a family, Linda also managed to give back to the community. She is currently on the Board of Directors of The Exceptional Foundation and The YWCA of Central Alabama. She is currently the Chair of the Lucille Beeson Trust, has chaired the Child Development Center Board, and serves on the Congregational Care Team.

    Linda and her husband, Jeff Stone, Executive Vice President at Brasfield & Gorrie, currently reside in Mountain Brook, Alabama. They have three children: Callie Stone Nash, Walton Stone, and Molly Stone Curtis. They also have five grandchildren (Ann Harper Nash, Luke Nash, Libby Nash, Hunt Stone, and Beau Stone).

  • Jessica Coates 

    Jessica Coates, Chief Executive Officer of the Howard County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of the HCAR brand. At HCAR, she works directly with the Board of Directors and oversees all facets of the association. 

    Before being named HCAR’s CEO in 2018, Jessica was the first woman to have served as the Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, where she served as its principal liaison to elected officials at all levels. 

    Jessica is passionate about community relations and implementing strategies to enable growth through networking and building lasting partnerships. She currently serves as the NAR Chair of the National Association of REALTORS® AE YPN Forum Committee, sits on the FY21 Howard County Spending Affordability Advisory Committee, the Maryland REALTORS® Issues Mobilization Committee, the Maryland REALTORS® Global Business Committee, and the Howard County Racial Task Force. Jessica is also a current and active member of the Junior League of Baltimore. 

  • Jeanetta Miller 

    Jeanetta G. Miller recently retired from the Jefferson County Commission/ Tax Collectors Office, Birmingham, Ala. She served as Senior Tax Agent for 30 years! She has always enjoyed helping and serving others and loves reading, music, dancing, movies, board games, and outdoors. This mom adores and loves her family, including all of her children and beautiful grandchildren. She says she loves God, life, and living!