Annual Effort Honors South Sound Women & a Business Making Positive Impact in the Community.
(OLYMPIA, Wash.) – Often the ones that are making the most impactful changes are just ordinary-seeming people who hardly ever get recognized for their work. The changes they make start out small and slowly snow-ball into changing policies and standing in the face of adversity, giving opportunities to thousands. Our community owes some recognition to these people, especially women, for lending a hand when no one else will and making changes when no one else thinks they can.
YWCA Olympia is pleased to announce that nominations for their Annual Women of Achievement Celebration will be accepted up to August 5, 2016. They are looking for people like you to recognize the women and girls and businesses in your community who’s inspiring work deserves gratitude. Nominees will be considered based how she models her life in line with the YWCA Olympia mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the political, social and economic status of all women and girls. The YWCA Olympia vision is a world where all people are valued, live free from oppression and thrive in a just society.
The YWCA of Olympia also seeks to celebrate outstanding businesses that recognize that the value of women in the workplace. We welcome nominations for both private and public businesses and large and small companies in the South Sound (Thurston, Mason & Lewis Counties).
Past honorees have included Barbara Clarkson (SPSCC Trustee, Co-Founder Black Alliance of Thurston County), Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington State Senator Karen Fraser, Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Executive Director Norma Schuiteman, and Olympia Federal Savings President & CEO, Lori Drummond. Three Girls Media and TOGETHER! have been named past Businesses of Achievement.
Nomination forms and an online application are available on the agency website (www.ywcaofolympia.org), and will be due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 5th. Honorees will be formally announced to the community in early September. The Annual Women of Achievement Gala will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information about Women of Achievement, contact Stephanie Roloff or Cherie Reeves Sperr, 352-0593 or WOA@ywcaofolympia.org.