November 6, 2020

100 years ago the 19th Amendment was officially certified by Congress and adopted into the US Constitution. It is only fitting that 100 years later, YWCA Lancaster announces the four honorees for YWCA Lancaster’s Women of Achievement Awards, taking place as a live streamed virtual event on November 6, 2020. These deserving women have exemplified “women on a mission” — in their chosen fields and in our community.

Tickets are now on Sale

Get your tickets now for the 2020 Virtual Women of Achievement Luncheon on line. VIP Tickets for this year’s Virtual Awards Luncheon are $35 and includes a custom edition leather bracelet by Revolution Lancaster. This is the first of the series of collectible bracelets. The 2020 inscription is “YWCA Strong”. VIP attendees are also invited to participate in the exclusive, after-Luncheon Celebration Zoom Meeting to meet and speak to this year’s honorees. General Tickets to only access the live-stream Luncheon are complimentary.

Partnership Opportunities Available

The success of the Women of Achievement Awards was made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours. Your generous donations help us recognize these deserving women and support YWCA’s mission and programming, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA Lancaster accomplishes this by advancing justice through race and gender equality programs, helping keep kids in school, providing childcare, and closing the gender leadership gap. Additionally, YWCA helps people find and maintain employment and works to end homelessness by providing housing and shelter to ensure that families have a safe space in which to live and grow. YWCA also provides programs such as TechGYRLS as well as sexual assault prevention and counseling. YWCA Lancaster supports and stands with women to enhance their ability to make strategic life choices, obtain the career of their choice, and improve their economic situation.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Honorees

Evita Colon, CEO, Speak to My Soul, Lancaster 

Dorcas A. Cyster, BSN, RN, supervisor. Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health

Karen Foley (she/they), executive director, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

Vanessa Philbert, CEO, The Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County

Why We Recognize Women

It is time that we come together and celebrate the accomplishments and positive impact the women of Lancaster are making in our community. Too often, those who shine among us go unrecognized. With your help, YWCA Lancaster intends to pay tribute to four deserving women of Lancaster County at the Women of Achievement Luncheon. These extraordinary women selflessly give of their time and energy to make our community a better place. This event recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their personal and professional endeavors while supporting, embodying, and complementing YWCA Lancaster’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Special Thanks to our Partners

We are able to host the Women Achievement Awards Luncheon with the great contributions from our community partners! Thank you for recognizing the achievements of extraordinary women in our communities.

Our thanks go to our partner for their support:

Awards Partners

Leadership Partners

Media Partner

Benefactor Partners

Photos of 2019 Women of Achievement Luncheon

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