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Women of the Year 2021

Women of the Year 2021

 

Since 1973, we have been shining a spotlight on exceptional women. They are leaders, mentors, visionaries, angels, and heroes. Help us highlight women who shape the Fargo-Moorhead community.

This year’s Women of the Year event will be held on April 26, 2021.
Virtual Viewing Room Opens at 6:30pm   |   Program Begins at 7:00pm

Join us from the comfort of home as we celebrate the accomplishments of 40 amazing nominees. To best adhere to safety recommendations, YWCA will host nominees and their guests in person, while welcoming the rest of our incredible supporters virtually this year.

We invite you to tune-in virtually to uplift of our nominees and support the mission of YWCA Cass Clay. Your virtual viewing ticket will give you live event coverage with exclusive access and first-hand knowledge of our 2021 Women of the Year honorees! Plus, your gift of $44 provides the first night of shelter for a woman or child at YWCA Emergency Shelter.

 

tickets GET VIRTUAL VIEWING TICKETS

Your Virtual Ticket provides you exclusive access to view our live event, giving you first-hand knowledge of our 2021 Women of the Year recipients. Plus, your gift of $44 provides the first night of shelter for a woman or child in need right here in our community. Sales end April 26

auction VIEW & BID ON THE SILENT AUCTION

Check out the uniquely curated items donated by local businesses now through Wednesday, April 28 at Noon. Virtual/in-person attendance at Women of the Year is not required to bid and win items from the silent auction!

donate DONATE ON BEHALF OF ONE OF THE NOMINEES

…or other inspirational woman in your life. Donations made during the event are matched thanks to the generosity of Dakota Medical Foundation.

NOMINATE SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEE IDEAS FOR WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2022

When nominations open in January, we will send you a reminder of your nomination ideas and a copy of the nomination form.

 

For questions regarding Women of the Year sponsorship or tickets, please contact Morgan Svingen at woty@ywcacassclay.org or 701.232.2547.


Congratulations to our Women of the Year 2021 Nominees!

Holly Anderson
(Elinor Coatings)

Tammy Jo Anderson Taft
(Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services-AE2S)

Sue Baron
(Volunteer)

Ashley Blazek
(Dakota Medical Foundation, ND Dental Foundation, Optometric Foundation of ND)

Dr. Carrie Brower-Breitwieser
(Sanford Health)

Hamida Dakane
(Afro American Development Association)

Holly Erickson
(West Fargo Public Schools)

Brooke Erstad
(Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness)

Amy Feland
(Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership)

Pat Fredrickson
(North Dakota State University)

Kodee Furst
(NDSU Nice Center)

Lisa Hanson
(Atonement Lutheran Church)

Agnes Harrington
(ShareHouse)

Laetitia Hellerud
(UBUNTU Consulting)

Stacey Hone
(Family HealthCare)

Sally Jacobson
(Red River Zoo)

Kara Jorvig
(Allegro Group)

Cassie Kasowski
(Beth’s Place)

Representative Heather Keeler
(Minnesota Legislature)

Suzette Klose
(Midland National Life Insurance Company)

Charlene Kuznia
(Down Home)

Amy Longtin
(Tharaldson Hospitality Management and Tech4Kids)

Dr. Erynn Millard
(Minnesota State University Moorhead)

Dr. Roxanne Newman
(Sanford Health)

Dr. Tracie Newman
(Sanford Health and Fargo Public School)

Andrea Olson
(Community Action Partnership of North Dakota)

Dr. Carol Roth
(Minnesota State University Moorhead)

Brittany Sachdeva
(Sanford Health)

Chelsey Steinlicht
(Bright Futures Learning Center)

Karen Stensrud
(Bell Bank)

Carolyn Strnad
(Clay County Collaborative)

Christy Tehven
(Love Always Floral)

Dr. Shelby Terstriep
(Sanford Health)

Siri Thaden
(Sanford Health)

Angie Thier
(Family HealthCare)

Marissa West
(Legends Sports Bar & Grill and Minnesota Strong)

Dr. Abbey Wick
(North Dakota State University)

Cindy Yeager
(Volunteer)

Tania Zerr
(YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties)

Edward Jones


 

Nominations are accepted each year in 13 different categories.

CATEGORIES:
  • Advocating for Equality
  • Arts & Culture
  • Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Communications
  • Community & Volunteer Service
  • Education
  • Faith Community
  • Health & Wellness
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Science & Technology
  • Young Woman of Today & Tomorrow
  • Youth Advocacy
CATEGORY FOR BUSINESS:
  • Leader in Women’s Empowerment

Download category descriptions

 


For a list of past Women of the Year honorees, click here.