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YWCA of Olympia seeks Women and Business of Achievement nominations


Annual effort honors South Sound women and a business making positive impact in the community

(OLYMPIA) – They have changed policy. They have increased access to education.  They have stood in the face of adversity. They have empowered women. They are Women & Businesses of Achievement.

YWCA Olympia is pleased to announce that nominations for their Annual Women of Achievement Celebration will be accepted in mid-July. Past honorees have included Barbara Clarkson (SPSCC Trustee, Co-Founder Black Alliance of Thurston County), Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington State Senator Karen Fraser, Marsha Tadano Long, and Olympia Federal Savings President & CEO, Lori Drummond. Three Girls Media and TOGETHER! have been named past Businesses of Achievement.

YWCA Olympia will once again honor women throughout the South Sound who have inspired and shaped the community. Nominees will be considered based how she models her life in line with the YWCA Olympia mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the political, social and economic status of all women and girls. Our vision is a world where all people are valued, live free from oppression and thrive in a just society.

The YWCA of Olympia also seeks to celebrate outstanding businesses that recognize that the value of women in the workplace is simply good business.  We welcome nominations for both private and public businesses and large and small companies in the South Sound (Thurston, Mason & Lewis Counties).

Nomination forms and an online application will be available on the agency website ( on our around July 5.  Nominations will be due to the YWCA of Olympia by 5:00pm on Friday, August 5.

Honorees will be formally announced to the community in early September.  The Annual Women of Achievement Gala will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information about Women of Achievement, contact Cherie Reeves Sperr, Community Engagement Director at 352-0593 or



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