Established in 1994, the YWCA Olympia Women of Achievement Award is one of the most prestigious honors for women in the South Sound and seeks to recognize the amazing accomplishments, professional contributions, and public service performed by women in the community. This award recognizes those who embody outstanding leadership qualities, are exceptionally committed to their community and/or profession, and live or work in the greater South Sound area.
We are accepting nominations for women in our local community who, in the legacy of former WOA Honorees, are working to eliminate racism and sexism to empower women, have advanced the political, social and/or economic status of women and girls, and embody our vision of a world where all people are valued, live free from oppression, and thrive in a just society.
There are several ways to nominate a 2017 Woman of Achievement:
Complete the form online below (preferred)
Print the PDF Form and send to YWCA (220 Union Ave)
Selection: A confidential committee whose members include previous WOA award recipients, will select the winners. YWCA staff and board members will not select WOA or BOA Honorees. The selection committee may move the names of a nominee to a different award category as appropriate. The selection committee will select all winners, and their decision is final. Honorees will be notified on or around September 4. *Please note: All information contained in this nomination will remain strictly confidential.
*Note: Current YWCA Board and staff members are not eligible for the award.
Eligible Women of Achievement nominees must:
Reside in and/or provide service in Thurston, Lewis and/or Mason Counties
Further the YWCA mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the social, political and economic status of all women and girls
Meet the criteria for their award category listed below
If you plan to submit a nomination, but are unable to do so at this time, send an email to WOA@ywcaofolympia.org and we'll send reminders to you!
1. It is STRONGLY suggested that you prepare your nomination in a Word (or other word processing form) before completing the online form. Simply COPY & PASTE to the online form before submitting your nomination.
2. Donotuse the Return key until you are ready to submit the WOA Nomination Form. Use the Tab key until you are ready to submit. When ready to submit, hit Return. If you use the return key before you are ready to send, it will be incomplete. Again, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED you prepare the nomination in Word and copy & paste.
3. If you have submitted your WOA Nomination Form correctly you will receive a confirmation message.