Woman of Impact Westchester
Mitzi Ambrose-Washington, 2022 Westchester Woman of Impact Chair, 2021 Westchester Woman of Impact Winner
Mitzi Ambrose-Washington is the 2021 Westchester Woman of Impact Winner and is serving as the 2022 Westchester Woman of Impact Chair. She is leading this dynamic group of women, inspiring them to rally people in their networks to drive the mission of the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association forward in the community, and creating a lasting impact in Westchester.
Mitzi resides in Westchester with her husband and daughter. She is a pharmaceutical sales professional, a proud graduate of Howard University, a STEM advocate for girls, and active in the community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, The Links Incorporated, The Junior League of Bronxville, The Guidance Center of Westchester, and a former Public Affairs Officer (PAO) in the United States Naval Reserve. Whether at work, volunteering in the community, or having fun with family, Mitzi strives to be an “everyday hero” for her daughter and future generations.
“One evening in the fall of 2020, I was home working on my computer when the right side of my face and right hand started to tingle. I knew right away something was wrong. I called my doctor and he told me to go straight to the emergency room because I could be having a stroke. Unfortunately, my doctor was right and after several tests, I was told I had a mini-stroke.
I knew that stroke runs in my family. That evening, my fear became a reality. But I was determined to fight for my 8-year-old daughter and husband. Genetics and family history would not win this battle.
The Woman of Impact movement empowers women to lead the way in transforming the state of women’s health across the nation. Women are nominated to join a team of changemakers, dedicated to making a direct impact and a lasting difference in the health of our communities, including here in Westchester County.