women of achievement
We are proud to celebrate six years of showcasing the accomplishments of women, who, through their careers and volunteerism, live out our mission in Lancaster County. These women are business leaders, educators, medical professionals, public servants, artists, volunteers, and more other accomplished women who serve as mentors and role models in the community.

Nominations for the 2022 Women of Achievement Awards is open!

This is your opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and contributions by nominating them for the 6th Annual Women of Achievement Awards!

Please take a moment to review the following nomination packet and consider who you can nominate.

  • We welcome your nomination of multiple Women and Gender Expansive individuals and ask you to alert  your candidate(s) of their
  • Nominations must be received by June 3, 2022 by 5:00
  • The selection committee, composed of past Women of Achievement Honorees, will announce the 2022 Honorees in
  • Join us at the YWCA Women of Achievement Awards on October 20, 2022 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM to honor these amazing individuals!

This year, we’re excited to provide the opportunity for nominations via video upload. See the application below for upload instructions.

Download a printable copy of the nomination form

2022 Women of Achievement

We welcome your nominations for Women and -Gender Expansive individuals for our 6th Annual Women of Achievement Awards! Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Friday June 3, 2022.

Nominator's Information


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Company or Organization Address
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Please provide your nominee’s contact information below:


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Company or Organization Address
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Is the nominee aware that you are nominating them?(Required)

Please provide the following information for your nominee. Please type your response or submit a video answering the questions below using the file upload. The information provided will be used when selecting honorees so please include detail and dates where applicable. Suggested length of answers is 150 - 300 words per question.

Max. file size: 128 MB.
You can submit a video testimonial answering application questions if you prefer! If you have issues uploading please contact Aaron Spangler at ASpangler@ywcalancaster.org

Nomination submissions must be received by 5 PM EST on June 3, 2022. No exceptions will be made. They must be submitted via the (1) Online form (2) Downloadable, fillable PDF form emailed epatota@ywcalancaster.org or (3) Printed copy mailed to YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

All information submitted will remain confidential and will be used exclusively for the purpose of the YWCA Lancaster Women of Achievement Awards. Questions? Contact Erin Patota at erin@ywcalancaster.org or 410.292.8831.

Why We Recognize Women and Gender Expansive Community Members

Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our county in countless recorded and unrecorded ways, including by constituting a significant portion of the labor force, working inside and outside of the home, providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the county and establishing early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions including YWCA Lancaster in 1889.  Women have served as leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement here; they have served courageously in the military and been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements to create a more fair and just society for all. This event recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional endeavors while supporting YWCA Lancaster’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

2021 Women of Achievement Awards

Women of Achievement Honorees


These women—honored as Women of Achievement—come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. But each share a deep commitment to breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women in Lancaster County. Today, many are still actively doing just that: acting as leaders in their workplaces and communities.