Catherine Wyatt-Morley is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and the heart-beat of Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (1994). W.O.M.E.N. is the oldest and only 501 (c) 3 organization founded, organized, administered and directed by an African American woman living with AIDS in the southern United States. Further, in 1994, Wyatt-Morley found Women On Reason To Heal (W.O.R.T.H), the first and oldest HIV-positive women support group in TN.
Wyatt-Morley’s authorship includes AIDS Memoir Journal of an HIV Positive Mother, Positive People Combating HIV/AIDS and My Life With AIDS Tragedy to Triumph. Additionally, in collaboration with Georgia Southern University, Wyatt-Morley wrote Our Experience: HIV-Positive African American Women in the Deep South, a highly acclaimed chapter in the medical journal “HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities Research Education and Advocacy.” Wyatt-Morley's fifth book "I Am the Product of Rape—A Memoir" will be released in spring of 2018.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, she was inducted into the Women's National Hall of Fame, received the prestigious SELF Magazine Women Doing Good Award, the Top Ladies of Distinction’s Community Service Award, Bank of America’s Local Heroes Award, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Leadership Award, the YWCA’s Breakfast of Champions Award, nominated for the Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award, and Nashville CABLE’s Athena Award.
Catherine’s acting talents can be found in a episode of Stirring Up Trouble – a Nickelodeon pilot. She has appeared in countless media outlets nationwide including SELF Magazine, The TODAY Show, A&U Magazine, POZ Magazine, CNN, Voices of America, MSNBC, Talk America Radio, FX Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, The Palm Beach Post, The Indianapolis Indiana Recorder, The Los Angeles Times, The Canadian Sun, The Nashville Scene, and the Tennessean. Wyatt-Morley has been featured keynote speaker at many universities, medical clinics, hospitals, women’s groups, conferences, churches, political forums, high schools, public and private businesses and youth facilities. A Distinguished Faculty Member of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Company’s Speakers Bureau, she has been a highly sought after orator.
Wyatt-Morley has impacted thousands in Switzerland, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Poland, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, China, Turkey, France and Kenya. Also, she has successfully established a branch of W.O.M.E.N. in Kenya. Inasmuch as Catherine has become a model of hope for women her life exemplifies service. Walking in wisdom, her destiny intertwined a greater purpose as she deliberately, strives towards making a difference in the lives of women and girls. In more than two decades serving others while living with AIDS, Catherine has raised her children, operated a seasoned fiscally responsible nonprofit, and brought about transformational change while demonstrating a life of purpose.