Congratulations to our Honorees

Dr. Tererai Trent

YWCA Lancaster Announces 2019 Women of Achievement Honorees

Lancaster, Pa. (August 6, 2019) – YWCA Lancaster is excited to announce the six honorees for the Women of Achievement Awards. These deserving women have exemplified “women on a mission” — in their chosen fields and in our community.

The six honorees are:

Timbrel Adidala, Creator and Owner of Lush Bazaar, Lancaster

Milzy Carrasco, Director of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Lancaster

Felesha Martin, Owner of Turn N/Headz Hair Studio, Lancaster and Founder of Breathe Again, The Sheena Martin Foundation

Fran Rodriguez, Senior Program Officer for Lancaster County Community Foundation

Kesha Morant Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences, Penn State Berks

Kate Zimmerman, Executive Director of Leadership Lancaster

We will celebrate these distinguished women at the Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel.

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Tererai Trent an inspiring scholar, educator humanitarian, motivational speaker, author and has been distinguished as Oprah’s all-time favorite guest. She has also been honored as one of the most inspirational women of the world.


Tickets to the awards luncheon are currently available for $85 each or $850 for a table of 10. To find information about the event and to purchase tickets, go to Partner opportunities are still available.

About YWCA Lancaster

Since 1889, YWCA Lancaster seeks the transformation of our community through bold, hopeful and compassionate movements. Intermixed with standard educational programming, children in our Child Development programs learn about the beauty and powerful of diversity. Our counselors teach school-age children about healthy relational boundaries and how to identify and prevent sexual assault. YWCA’s Social Justice Team hosts workshops and classes, partnering with individuals and groups on their journey as catalysts towards change. YWCA Lancaster offers emergency and affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income single women and women with young children on a month-to-month basis during transitional periods in their lives. YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to the elimination of racism, the empowerment of women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.