Women of Achievement Awards

Each year, YWCA Spokane celebrates high achieving women in the community through this awards celebration. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, our Women of Achievement awards luncheon has honored more than 260 women in the region.

This awards luncheon has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest fundraising event. Sponsored by more than 50 companies and organizations each year, it has become one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women. Over 1000 friends and supporters who believe in YWCA Spokane’s mission come together to invest in the safety, hope, and healing of those served by YWCA’s critical programs through their support of this spectacular celebration of women.


The window to accept award nominations is now open! Consider submitting your nomination today so we can acknowledge and celebrate a spectacular woman leader in your life. The deadline to submit nominations for our 2022 awards celebration is November 1st, 2021.

To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Selected honorees give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all to live.

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40 Years of Celebration The Accomplishments of Amazing Women!

YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement award luncheons are truly memorable events. Each year’s celebration is designed to express gratitude for the outstanding contributions of the nominated award honorees, provide inspiration to the attendees, and raise critical awareness about domestic abuse in our community and support for YWCA Spokane’s life saving and life changing services. Learn more about YWCA Spokane’s impact.

Past Honorees: 2020 Honorees | 2019 Honorees | 2018 Honorees | 2017 Honorees2016 HonoreesAll Past Honorees


Donate in Honor of A Women of Achievement Award Honorees

Consider making a donation in honor of an outstanding woman acknowledged through this inspiring celebration. As our most critical fundraiser of the year, support received through the Women of Achievement awards celebration helps us serve approximately 17,000 clients through programs and services impacting the lives of those affected by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. Your support allows our reach to go further and our mission to be realized. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you!

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2020 Women of Achievement Awards Celebration

Our 2020 Women of Achievement awards celebration was part of YWCA Spokane’s two month campaign called ONE MISSION. The campaign and virtual celebration looked to raise a total of $275,000 in critical funds for the agency’s service in addition to celebrating those who live out YWCA’s one mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.  Proceeds raised benefit services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low-income children. YWCA Spokane serve approximately 17,000 women, men, children, and families each year.

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This awards celebration would not be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Briana Berner, YWCA Spokane Donor Engagement Coordinator, at brianab@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-953-5992.