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ASD Superintendent named a YWCA Woman of Achievement


The 2016 Women of Achievement awardees have been selected. The Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.

This event celebrates the achievements and community dedication of ten extraordinary women. In its 27th year, it now represents an Academy of 321 women who have shaped our last 27 years and will continue to shape the next 27 years as we work to eliminate racism and empower women in Alaska.

2016 Awardees:

Sheri Buretta   Chairman of the Board, Chugach Alaska Corporation
Judith Crotty   Community Development Regional Manager, Wells Fargo
Mara Kimmel     Co-Founder, Alaska Immigration Justice Project
Kris Norosz     Director of Government Affairs, Icicle Seafoods
Deena Paramo    Superintendent, Anchorage School District
Elizabeth Pierce        CEO/Founding Partner, Quintillion
Elizabeth Ripley        Executive Director, Mat-Su Health Foundation
Rev. Julia Seymour      Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America/Lutheran Church of Hope
Ivy Spohnholz   Alaska State Representative
Carol Swartz    Director, Kachemak Bay Campus - Kenai Peninsula

Please join us in honoring these women at the 2016 Women of Achievement & Youth Awards.

.  Event Details - Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:15 pm to 8:00 pm at the Alaska Center for    the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre
.  Sponsorship/Ticket Details - Sponsorships available online at http://ywcaak.org/woa/ or by calling 907-644-9600.

About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.


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