November 2, 2018

Women of Achievement Luncheon

Friday, November 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Inn at Leola Village

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wendy Osefo

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 six 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.



About Dr. Wendy Osefo our 2018 Keynote Speaker


An award-winning researcher, Dr. Wendy Osefo is a Nigerian-American television personality and a highly sought-after progressive political commentator and strategist. Wendy is a Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, Contributor at The Hill, and the Founder and CEO of  The 1954 Equity Project, LLC.

In addition to her extensive policy experience, Dr. Osefo has been interviewed by and provided commentary for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, Fox Business, BBC, HLN, Russian TV, The Washington Post, In Touch Weekly, Business Insider, One America News Network, and TV-One to name a few. Dr. Osefo has a weekly radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled “Three Things You Need to Know, With Dr. Wendy O“.  Additionally, Dr. Osefo has delivered keynote speeches and lectures on highly publicized issues in culture and politics.

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Nomination Criteria

There are already several award programs that recognize women in business who have earned professional achievements. We didn’t want to stop there! The Women of Achievement Award honors women in Lancaster County who meet specific criteria, the most important of which is that the awardees embody YWCA Lancaster’s mission—whether or not they hold a prominent position in business. This is a chance for all of us to recognize the unsung heroes in our community!

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • How her activities and accomplishments tie into YWCA Lancaster’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women
  • Her involvement and commitment to her community
  • Her leadership, mentorship, and efforts to help advance others


Nominate a Deserving Woman Today!

Thank You to Our Partners

The success of the Women of Achievement Awards was made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours.

Your generous donations helped 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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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:

Benefactor Partners

Leadership Partners

Media Partners