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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 an individual or business with passion, service, and significant achievements to be recognized at this widely-celebrated event.

The 51st Annual Women of the Year event will be held on April 22, 2024.

Have someone in mind for a future nomination? Complete the nominee idea form and YWCA will reach out when nominations open again in January 2024.

Congratulations to the 2023 YWCA Women of the Year Recipients!

Back row, from left: Dr. Kara Gravley-Stack, Kayla Jones, Suzanne Senske, Katie Beedy, Amy Longtin, Vanessa Gallagher, and Pastor Karin Moberg. Front row, from left: Precious Garpeh-Dweh, Britni Wyum, Addison Loerzel, Tara Bowen, and Marjorie Schlossman.

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

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

Please note: In the event we receive an extraordinarily high number of nominations in any given year, YWCA Cass Clay may close nominations early in order to ensure an event of reasonable length. If this occurs, YWCA may reach out about reserving your nomination for a subsequent year in order to best honor and respect the time and efforts of nominees and their nominators.


See photos from the 2023 YWCA Women of the Year event