Do you know a woman in the Lancaster community who exemplifies leadership, excellence and dedication to social justice?
YWCA Lancaster is currently accepting nominations for their fifth annual Women of Achievement Awards. The award is bestowed to four deserving women in the community who exemplify excellence in their careers while also raising awareness for YWCA Lancaster’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice and dignity for all in their workplaces and communities. These women are business leaders, educators, medical professionals, public servants, artists, volunteers and other accomplished women who serve as mentors and role models in the community.
New this year is the addition of the Cheryl Gahring Young Woman Achievement Award, which will recognize a deserving young woman between the age of 16-25 who demonstrates qualities of leadership and excellence. The award honors the legacy of the late Cheryl Gahring, who served at YWCA Lancaster for over 14 years in a variety of roles, including chief impact officer.
Nominees are evaluated by an independent committee based on how their activities and accomplishments tie into YWCA Lancaster’s mission, their commitment to community and their efforts to advance the success of others.
YWCA Lancaster recognizes women with this award because of their historic contributions to the growth and strength of Lancaster County in countless recorded and unrecorded ways, including by constituting a significant portion of the labor force, working inside and outside of the home, providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the county and establishing early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions, including YWCA Lancaster in 1889.
Honorees will be celebrated at the Women of Achievement Awards on Friday, October 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel in Lancaster.
YWCA Lancaster will be accepting nominations through July 26 at 5 p.m. To learn more or to make a nomination, visit ywcalancaster.org/womenofachievement.