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Know a Woman Committed to YWCA's Mission?

Know a Woman Committed to YWCA's Mission?

Nominate her to join our Academy of Women Leaders by October 30th!

YWCA Delaware is accepting nominations by October 30, 2015 for women within the community who exemplify leadership while demonstrating a commitment to YWCA Delaware's mission: Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women. The Academy of Women Leader honorees have historically pursued opportunities to advance women and their families, champion racial justice and embody our vision for peace, justice, freedom, dignity and opportunities for all people. YWCA Delaware has honored women community leaders for more than 25 years and more than 70 women have been added to the Academy of Women Leaders’ esteemed ranks in that time.

Each honoree will be featured as a keynote speaker at one of three YWCA Delaware events in 2016, and will be offered a year-long social media campaign through YWCA Delaware's platforms to advocate for her causes and work as it relates to empowering women and eliminating racism.


In 2016, YWCA Delaware will bestow the Academy of Women Leaders honors on three new women with awards based on the following criteria:

The Trailblazer Award

YWCA Delaware will honor a woman who uplifts the women around her through her personal and career platforms by:
· Making outstanding contributions to their profession and/or professional organizations through leading initiatives and breaking new ground for advancement of women.
· Making outstanding contributions to the Delaware Community as a leader, professional and/or volunteer.
· Striving to empower and engage women within her company and/or community and serves as mentors/role models to women.
· Advocating for social changes that empower women and supporting initiatives that empower women to realize their full potential in business, political, community and personal endeavors.

The Genevieve Gore Young Woman’s Leadership Award

YWCA Delaware will honor a woman under the age of 35 who actively pursues opportunities to make a difference in the world. The honoree will:
· Demonstrate a strong commitment to social and racial justice
· Strive to empower women within their community and/or career
· Use her leadership potential to inspire women her community and/or workplace

The Genevieve Gore Young Woman’s Leadership Award is endowed by W.L. Gore & Associates.

The Leadership in Racial Justice Award

YWCA Delaware will honor a woman who shows a strong commitment to eliminating racism and fostering social justice by:
· Striving through her work and community presence to eliminate racism in her community.
· Actively fostering an understanding of social inequalities in the pursuit of eliminating them.
· Taking a stand for eliminating barriers to equal access to the social advancement for all people.

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