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YWCA of Olympia Seeking Women of Achievement

YWCA of Olympia Seeking Women of Achievement

Annual Effort Honors South Sound Women of Distinction Who Are “Going the Distance”

The YWCA of Olympia is pleased to announce that nominations for their annual Women of Achievement Celebration are now being accepted. Past honorees have included Senator Maria Cantwell, Senator Karen Fraser, Governor Christine Gregoire, Hands On Children’s Museum Executive Director, Patty Belmonte, and Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Executive Director, Norma Schuiteman.

The YWCA of Olympia will honor women throughout the South Sound who have inspired and shaped the community.  Nominees can demonstrate this work in any field, from family life to business, theater to engineering.  The agency hopes to honor women from diverse backgrounds and fields of interest.  Eligible Women of Achievement Honorees are:

  • Residents of the South Puget Sound region
  • Women who have demonstrated inspiring and outstanding involvement in our community, and serve as an excellent role model
  • Women who represent the YWCA’s key values of social justice, stewardship, community service, and leadership.

Nominations are due to the YWCA by 5:00pm on Friday, August 24th.  Nomination forms can be obtained by calling the YWCA at 352-0593, sending an email to ywca@ywcaofolympia.org, or on the agency website at www.ywcaofolympia.org.

Honorees will be formally announced to the community on September 14th.  The celebration gala, “Women Of Achievement: Going the Distance” will take place on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Red Lion Hotel Forest Ballroom. The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that requires gender equality for boys and girls in every athletic and educational program that receives federal funding.  The event is open to the public and tickets are available by contacting the YWCA of Olympia at 352-0593.

For more information about Women of Achievement, contact Cherie Reeves Sperr, Event Coordinator at 352-0593 or crsperr@ywcaofolympia.org.

About the YWCA of Olympia

Established in 1945, the YWCA of Olympia offers responsive programs and services to meet the needs of women, girls and families.  We are inspiring a new generation to become strong leaders and advocates for opportunity and equity for all women.  The YWCA of Olympia strives to empower women and eliminate racism through education, advocacy, service and leadership opportunities.

The YWCA has worked to change history—from civil rights to women’s rights, from advocacy for women’s health care to an end to violence against women and girls.

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. We speak out and take action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA and our members and volunteers contribute time, talent, tenacity and financial support for the betterment of all women in our community.