Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nominate impactful local women for the YWCA's Women of Achievement Awards

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Later this fall, the YWCA of Spokane will honor a group of six outstanding women in our community during its 35th annual Women of Achievement IMPACT Luncheon.

The event is set for Friday, Oct. 7, and this year's keynote guest speaker is actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd. Before this year's group can be honored for their contributions that make the Inland Northwest a great place to live, organizers want to hear from the public on whom they feel deserves recognition for their tireless work.

A deadline for nominations for the Women of Achievement Awards has been extended from June 15 for several weeks, to July 11. When making a nomination, consider that winners of the award "embody the mission of the YWCA by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live," according to the award's website. 

Nominations can be made in one of the following categories: arts and culture, business and industry, social justice, community enhancement, education; science, technology and environment. 

Proceeds from the awards luncheon, for which tickets are $125, benefit the domestic violence programs and services of the YWCA of Spokane.

If you can't attend the event as a guest, also consider signing up to volunteer for the largest fundraiser of the year for the YWCA.

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...