In accepting the award, Yolly commented, “If I help educators become better teachers or teach students how to design hair or if I create a new hairstyle on a salon client—then I change lives. This is what I love to do. It is truly fulfilling, inspiring and makes every day a different experience. I only wish Leo were still here to share this award and this day with me, but I know he sees us from above. For Pivot Point to recognize me in this way is truly an honor. “
In conclusion, Robert Passage noted: “All our L.E.O. Awardees—past and present—are exceptional people who have mentored so many other successful professionals and provide a great inspirational example. We thank them for their passion for our industry and their commitment to creating an even better future for those that follow."