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Women of the Year

Women of the Year

For over 50 years, we have been highlighting inspiring women and organizations at YWCA’s Women of the Year event. They are leaders, mentors, visionaries, and heroes. Help us honor those who shape the Fargo-Moorhead community through their passion, service, and significant achievements at this widely-celebrated event attended by 800+ people.

This year’s YWCA Women of the Year event was held on April 22, 2024. Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating the 2024 honorees!

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

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

For questions regarding Women of the Year, please email woty@ywcacassclay.org or call 701.232.2547.


Nominations are accepted each year in 13 categories.

CATEGORIES:
  • Advocating for Equality
  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Communications
  • Community & Volunteer Service
  • Education
  • Faith Community
  • Health & Wellness
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Science & Technology
  • Young Woman of Today & Tomorrow
  • Youth Advocacy
CATEGORY FOR BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS:
  • 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 will close nominations early in order to ensure an event of reasonable length that celebrates all nominees. If this occurs, YWCA will 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.


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.


 

See photos from the 2023 YWCA Women of the Year event