Nominated by community members, twenty-eight women and five businesses were honored at our 44th annual Women of the Year awards event! The following recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at the 2017 Women of the Year awards event on May 1.
Congratulations to the 2017 Women of the Year!
Jan Eliassen, Advocating for Equality
Linda Boyd, Arts & Culture
Ellen Cooke, Business
Kristina Hein, Communications
Jodi Heilman, Community & Volunteer Service
Beth Ekre, Education
Sister Juli Caron, Faith Community
Michelle Gelinske, Health & Wellness
CoreLink Administrative Solutions, Leader in Women's Empowerment
Sister Peggy Byrne, Lifetime Achievement (Florence Reed Owens)
Dr. Jane Schuh, Science & Technology
Lynna Ngo, Young Woman of Today & Tomorrow
Alaina Johnson, Youth Advocacy
From 1973 to 2017, YWCA has paid tribute to 509 outstanding Women of the Year honorees whose lives, talents and passions have made a meaningful difference. Click here to view a full list of YWCA Women of the Year award recipients.
2017 Women of the Year Nomination Form