As a former president of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (1999-2002), Lady Powell has contributed greatly to the sport of tennis in The Bahamas. The first ITF Junior Tennis Tournament was held during her presidency.
In 2014, she was inducted into the National Sports Hall of Fame. Her work and good influence have gone well beyond sports. In one such example, she has served on the National Council on Older Persons, where she helped facilitate programs and solutions to address challenges facing the elderly.