Women of Achievement

Women of Achievement Luncheon

Friday, November 3, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Inn at Leola Village
38 Deborah Drive,
Leacock-Leola-Bareville, PA 17540

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Bertice Berry

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.

To purchase tickets, go to: https://ywcawomenofachievement.eventbrite.com


About Dr. Bertice Berry


VISION: To enable, empower and uplift others to live an intentional life of purpose and joy.

MISSION: To inspire change and transformation through life-long learning, diversity, values and excellence.
No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or clichés more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was “not college material.” Fortunately, there was another teacher who believed that she was destined for more. Berry applied to several schools without any idea how she would pay the tuition if she were accepted. The day her application arrived at Jacksonville University in Florida, a wealthy benefactor called the Admissions Department looking for a potential student “who could swim if they had the right backing,” and might sink without it.

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Nomination Packet

We realize there are already several award programs that recognize women in business who have earned professional achievements. We don’t want to stop there! The Women of Achievement Award is to also honor women in Lancaster County who meet specific criteria, the most important of which is that the awardee embodies 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 will be 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

 All nominations must be received at YWCA Lancaster’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017.

Partnership Packet

The success of the Women of Achievement Awards is made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours.  We invite you to partner with us by becoming a sponsor partner or in-kind partner for this timely event.

Your generous donation will not only help to recognize these deserving women but will also support the 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, provide childcare and close the 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 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.

Please click on the link below for a complete partnership packet. Join us in recognizing and honoring Women of Achievement!



YWCA Lancaster encourages nominations from all community members. Join us in recognizing the great achievements of women in Lancaster County. For more information regarding the nominations process, please refer the the Frequently Asked Questions document.