Salute to Outstanding Women

2019 Honorees

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salute to outstanding women logo with flower, orangeSalute 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.

This year, the nation will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave some women the right to vote, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which later expanded critical voting rights and protections for women and people of color.

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.

Entrepreneur | sponsored by Staffworks, Friends of Be Denemark

someone who has started their own business: large or small, storefront or online, etc.

Healthcare | sponsored by Excellus BlueCrossBlueShield

physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, opticians, dentists, therapists, healthcare aides, pharmacists, etc.

Human & Public Service | sponsored by Scalo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc.

law enforcement, fire department, armed forces, EMT, social workers, non-profit employees, etc.

Outstanding Youth | sponsored by Adorino Construction, Inc.

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 | sponsored by Bank of Utica

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.

Social Justice

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

STEAM | sponsored by Indium Corporation

someone who works to promote science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics in any field