November 6, 2020

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN AND ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic, it is important to honor and celebrate the heroes among us. The Women of Achievement Luncheon is scheduled for November 6, 2020 at noon. It may look a bit different this year as we plan, observing the current guidelines for public gatherings. Regardless of how many we are able to gather in one room, we WILL take time to honor four deserving women in our community.

A new category has been added for young women, ages 16 – 20. We have all seen how people have stepped up and stepped out during these challenging times, regardless of age.

We also want to give special opportunity and recognition for women who served on the front lines during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you know of an outstanding and deserving heath care worker, grocery store clerk, first responder, police woman or anyone who was in the midst of the crisis and exhibited grace under fire while embracing the mission of YWCA of empowering women and inspiring equitable societies, don’t wait – nominate them today!

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.

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 heroines in our community!

Deadline for Submissions is 5 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2020.

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!

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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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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:

Leadership Partners

Benefactor Partners

Photos of 2019 Women of Achievement Luncheon