Salute to Outstanding Women 2020: in the spirit of the suffragists
As an agency dedicated to its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, our staff here at YWCA Mohawk Valley works every day to create and promote equality for all.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a monumental piece of legislation passed after a long and hard-fought battle by the suffragists of the early 1900s.
The 19th Amendment guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote, but at first, it didn’t provide equal protections for all women. We thank our suffragist sisters for their fight, but continue their work by picking up where they left off: fighting for true equality and uplifting the voices of all women everywhere.
We work in the brave and dedicated spirit of the suffragists every day and want to celebrate the women in our community who do the same. That is why Salute 2020 will honor eight local women who work to advance our fight for equality, empowerment, and advancement in our own community. They are a reminder of the power women hold.
Join us on April 16, 2020 in celebrating their positive influence and remarkable contributions to the Mohawk Valley!
Salute to Outstanding Women 2020 Award Categories:
teachers, administrators, community educators, coaches, mentors, professors, librarians, tutors, etc.
someone who has started their own business: large or small, storefront or online, etc.
physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, opticians, dentists, therapists, healthcare aides, pharmacists, etc.
Human & Public Service
law enforcement, fire department, armed forces, EMT, social workers, non-profit employees, etc.
girls age 17 and under who deserve recognition for their school-related and academic achievements, and/or volunteer work in their community
Professions/Business & Industry
employees of all levels in any profession, business, or industry including, but not limited to, formal education, training, skills; can include attorneys, accountants, construction, marketing, etc.
an unsung heroine in the community whose efforts truly embody YWCA MV’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all
someone who works to promote science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics in any field
Nominate your Outstanding Woman!
Nomination Period: January 1 – 17, 2020