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REMINDER - Women of Achievement Nominations are Due This Friday - August 26th - Nominate A Deserving Woman Today!

YWCA Alaska and BP in 26th year of honoring women


For over 26 years, YWCA Alaska and BP have honored women leaders through their Women of Achievement Award Ceremony.   This event pays tribute to women who work to make our community a better place.  It recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated leadership, mentorship and excellence both personally and professionally in a way that furthers YWCA Alaska’s mission of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women.  


You all know a woman in our community who deserves recognition for helping break down the barriers of racism, gender discrimination or other inequalities.   Honor that woman by nominating her today! 


Please also spread the word to your network that nominations are now being accepted.  Send your contacts an email, post a note on Facebook or mention it at your next get together.  The more we can spread the word about this terrific opportunity to recognize amazing women in Alaska, the more good we can all do together.  For your reference, a list of prior honorees (through 2014) is attached and the 2015 honorees are listed here:  http://ywcaak.org/woa/


As part of YWCA Alaska’s commitment to being a statewide organization, we are encouraging nominations from outside the Anchorage area.   Some travel assistance will be available for any honorees outside of the area so please do not let a person’s geographical distance deter you from nominating her.


A nomination form is found at the link below.  All nominations must be received at YWCA Alaska’s office by 5 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016See form for the criteria on which nominees will be evaluated and nominating instructions.    


The YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center.  Additional details for the event, including how to purchase tickets, will be available closer to the date.  If you know of an organization that would like to sponsor this amazing event - please contact Darlena Fritzler at the YWCA Alaska (907.644.9600 or dfritzler@ywcaak.org).


CLICK HERE to download a nomination form from our website and to learn how you can be part of recognizing the remarkable women in our state.  


If you would like to see what the YWCA Alaska has been up to or if you would like to share information about the organization with others, including, how to become a member of this important organization), please go to www.ywcaak.org.



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