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Women of the Year

Women of the Year


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. You will honor her and inspire others when you nominate a woman or business with passion, service, and significant achievements to be recognized at this widely-celebrated event.

This year’s Women of the Year event will be held on April 25, 2022. Tickets will be available after nominations close. For questions regarding Women of the Year nominations or sponsorship opportunities please contact Lisa Johnson at woty@ywcacassclay.org or 701.232.2547.

Nominations close Monday, February 21st!



Nominations are accepted each year in 13 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
  • Leader in Women’s Empowerment

Download category descriptions

Form Instructions and Tips:

  • As you complete each section of the form, you will receive two prompts:
    • “Next” will direct you to the next page of the form
    • “Save for Later” will save the information you entered into the form and provide you with a unique link. You must save this link for future reference to be able to continue editing your submission later. We will not have access to your unique link, please make sure you save it! 
  • You may save and return as many times as needed; however, you CANNOT edit your nomination once it has been submitted. Please review your nomination thoroughly prior to submitting.
The electronic form linked above is the preferred method of nomination, however, a PDF version is also available as needed. Please contact Lisa Johnson at woty@ywcacassclay.org or 701.232.2547 with any questions or concerns.

Congratulations to our 2021 YWCA Women of the Year Recipients!

Back row, from left: Sarah Nikle, Cassie Kasowski, Holly Anderson, Lisa Hanson, Charlene Kuznia, Holly Erickson, Christy Tehven. Front row, from left: Laetitia Hellerud, Carolyn Strnad, Agnes Harrington, Hamida Dakane, Karen Stensrud.

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


See photos from the 2021 YWCA Women of the Year event