Nominate A Woman of Achievement

Nominations for 2025 are now open!

Help celebrate amazing women in Spokane by nominating an individual for our 2025 Women of Achievement Awards!

Winners of a YWCA Women of Achievement award embody the mission of YWCA Spokane by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They must demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

The Woman of Achievement  Awards is an annual opportunity for YWCA Spokane to honor and celebrate the outstanding contributions of women in our community who demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community. Through the below categories, selected honorees embody the mission of YWCA Spokane by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all of its citizens to live.

Award Categories

This award recognizes an outstanding individual that fosters arts or culture in significant ways as an artist, volunteer, leader, educator, or patron of meaningful cultural and/or artistic endeavors within the community. They have exhibited long term support for arts and culture, have had a significant impact on the region’s arts/cultural landscape through personal expression, innovation, preservation, or education, and/or demonstrated a successful collaboration between arts and cultural organizations and business.

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who is acknowledged in business or industry for their exemplary leadership. They are committed to excellence, create and inspires a positive work environment, and influence and motivate positive change in their business, industry, trade or workplace.

This award recognizes an outstanding individual with a record of exemplary leadership and service in the areas of eliminating racism and promoting diversity through community service, racial reconciliation and/or social justice outreach within the community, workplace, institutions or agencies. They demonstrate efforts to provide service to underrepresented persons or communities, bridge the gaps that often exist between differing groups, and/or ensure the fair treatment of oppressed, abused, or underprivileged groups or individuals. The nominee seeks opportunities to attain a common vision for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who inspires, mentors, advocates, and acts on behalf of others through community programs, organizations, or through philanthropic endeavors. They have shown dedication by creating, participating in, or adapting programs to meet community needs in the areas of social services, community improvement, and human rights.

This award recognizes an outstanding individual who is a public/private educator, trainer, or administrator who inspires a passion for excellence and innovation for personal growth, development, and lifelong learning through the education system, employee training and development, community education, or alternative programs. They have developed innovative programs and/or built a strong rapport with learners, parents, colleagues, or the community at large to foster learning in a broader sense.

This award recognizes the contributions of an outstanding individual in or with a governmental or public service related field. Dedicated to protecting, improving, and maintaining the public’s wellbeing, health, and safety – now and into the future – this honoree models a history of exemplary accomplishments in support of and in service to our community.

This award recognizes contributions of an outstanding individual in a science-related field including pure and applied sciences, engineering and life sciences, healthcare, technology, agriculture or the environment. They are dedicated to technological, scientific, or health advancement through either research or application, or to the preservation, protection, or improvement of the environment.

This award recognizes an outstanding young individual that is making an impact early in their career to better our community. The award is focused on individuals out of high school, but under 35 that have shown dedication by creating, participating or adapting programs to meet community needs, and embodies the mission of the YWCA.

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    Provide up to 2 supporting documents to give your nominee the best representation possible. This can be as simple as providing a paragraph expressing support from a member of the community or as formal as a letter of recommendation, publications, or personal bio.