YWCA Lancaster is calling for nominations for our 5th annual Women of Achievement Awards, taking place as a live and in person event on October 15, 2021. We are looking for deserving women who have exemplified excellence in their careers while also bringing our mission to their workplaces and communities.

Why We Recognize Women

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.

Partnership Opportunities Available

The success of the Women of Achievement Awards is made possible by the generous support of businesses like yours. Your donations help us recognize deserving women and support YWCA’s mission and programming, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.

We are able to host the Women Achievement Awards with gifts from our community partners! Thank you for recognizing the achievements of extraordinary women and offering your support:

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Integrity Partners

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2020 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.