Women of Achievement AWARDS Celebration

Each year, YWCA Spokane celebrates high achieving women in the community. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored more than 255 women in the region.

A Community Coming Together To Impact Lasting Change

The Women of Achievement awards has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by more than 50 companies and organizations each year, and is one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women. Friends and supporters who believe in YWCA Spokane’s dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families, and strengthening communities come together to invest in the safety, hope, and healing of those served by YWCA’s critical programs.

Women of Achievement 2020

The Women of Achievement awards celebration was held virtually on Oct 1st.

This year, the Women of Achievement awards celebration is part of YWCA Spokane’s two month campaign called ONE MISSION. The campaign looks to raise $275,000 in critical funds 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 over 17,000 women, children, and families each year. Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations 2020 Award Honorees!

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. Learn more about the incredible achievements of this year’s award honorees here.

2020 Honoree Announcement

Donate in Honor of Our 2020 Women of Achievement Award Honorees

Consider making a donation in honor of the outstanding women we acknowledge at this inspiring celebration. As our biggest, most critical fundraiser of the year, the Women of Achievement Awards benefit our programs and services directly, allowing our reach to grow further and our mission to be realized. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you!


38 Years of Celebration The Accomplishments of Amazing Women!

YWCA Spokane’s annual Women of Achievement award celebrations 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. The Women of Achievement awards is YWCA Spokane’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year. In 2019, we had a record-breaking number of attendees join us as we also raised a record-breaking amount!  Take a look at the recap and photos from the event. 


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

Photos from Past Luncheons

WOA 2019
WOA 2018
WOA 2017
WOA 2016

2020 Corporate Sponsorship

Consider becoming one of YWCA Spokane’s valued corporate sponsors of this year’s Women of Achievement awards celebration. Learn more by visiting our event sponsorship page or contacting Dana Morris Lee, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at 509-742-0111 or by email at danam@ywcaspokane.org.



We will need many volunteers to assist with our largest campaign of the year. Let us know if you would like to volunteer and we will reach out to you to share more details. If you have any questions please email volunteer@ywcaspokane.org. Thank you!


This awards celebration would not be possible without the incredible support of our 2020 sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at danam@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-742-0111.




2020 Mission Partner


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Corporate Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Global Credit Union


The Spokesman-Review

Wendle Nissan

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at danam@ywcaspokane.org or call 509-742-0111.