Salute to Outstanding Women

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Who will be our next Outstanding Women?

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for Salute 2023!

It’s hard to believe it’s already been half a year since we celebrated our 2022 class of honorees in April. Nevertheless, we’re already looking forward to meeting our eight new honorees come March!

Our panel of independent judges will review all submitted nominations in January 2023.

One honoree will be selected for each of eight categories:

Business & Industry

sponsorship available

employees of all levels in any profession, business, or industry; examples include accounting, construction, law, marketing, trade skills, etc.


sponsorship pending

teachers, administrators, community educators, coaches, mentors, professors, librarians, tutors, etc.


sponsorship pending

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


sponsored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

physicians, nurses, opticians, dentists, therapists in any specialty, pharmacists, healthcare professional and aides, etc.

Human & Public Service

sponsorship available

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

Outstanding Youth

sponsored by Adorino Construction, Inc.

girls age 17 and under who deserve recognition for their volunteer work, school-related involvement, and/or academic achievements

Social Justice

sponsorship available

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


sponsored by Indium Corporation

someone who works to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math in any field

Meet the Academy!

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