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YWCA honors local women who are making a difference

The YWCA has selected Karama Blackhorn, Leslie Cushman, Dr. Marie Johantgen, Lamika Lamont and Merrill Angela Williams to receive the 24th annual Women of Achievement Award at a celebration on November 10, 2017. These five women have empowered their communities by leading change and standing up for equity and justice.…

YWCA Olympia 2017 Racial Justice Summit: Intent vs. Impact

YWCA Olympia held their first annual Racial Justice Summit on May 6, 2017.  As the issue of racism in our community has become more broadly known and discussed, the Summit’s “Intent vs. Impact” theme proved to be a timely focus. Before the November election, YWCA Olympia began cataloging the escalating…

YWCA Olympia launches inaugural racial justice summit

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) –YWCA of Olympia invites the community to the first-ever YWCA Racial Justice Summit “Intent vs. IMPACT” to be held on Saturday, May 6 at SPSCC. This multifaceted event will engage our community in deeper dialogue and understanding about the experiences of People of Color in Thurston County, and…

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…

YWCA of Olympia announces its 2013 Women of Achievement

Women of Distinction to be honored during November gala (OLYMPIA, Wash.) – On January 22, 1945, ten women met in Olympia to discuss the founding of a local branch of the YWCA. What had started nationally as a small prayer circle was rapidly growing to become the largest women’s organization…

Annual effort honors South Sound women

YWCA of Olympia seeking women of achievement Annual effort honors South Sound women YWCA of Olympia—The YWCA of Olympia is pleased to announce that nominations for their annual Women of Achievement Celebration are now being accepted. Past honorees have included Senator Maria Cantwell, Senator Karen Fraser, Governor Christine Gregoire, Enterprise…

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