Women of Achievement Award
The Jamestown YWCA presents the Women of Achievement awards to women
who represent outstanding achievement in their field.
Women of Achievement awards are presented to women who…
- Exhibit leadership skills
- Have been a role model and or/mentor to other women and girls.
- Advocate for positive social change
- Demonstrate a commitment to the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women
- Have garnered respect within the community
- Are dedicated to helping women and girls achieve their goals
- Exhibit qualities of teamwork, integrity and dedication
- Give back to the community through their time, talent, and/or resources
- Live and work in Chautauqua County
About the Event
On June 10, 2014, the YWCA Jamestown will present the 17th annual Women of Achievement Awards at Moonbrook Country Club. Through the years, more than 70 women have been honored. Tickets for the dinner are available by calling the YWCA at 488-2237.
The Selection Process
Nominees will be evaluated by a selection committee using a blind judgment
process. Award recipients will be selected for their contributions to the development of women in business and the community. They are leaders, mentors, and role models who willingly share their skills with others. They are vigorous advocates for diversity of all kinds. You may nominate as many women as you like
- Nominations made by an immediate family member (parent, child, or partner) will not be considered.
- The nomination will be kept active and on file for two years. Nominators are encouraged to update the nomination annually by adding current activities and achievements of the nominee.
- The committee does no further research on the nominee.
- We cannot consider a candidate if she is seeking elected office this year.
- YWCA staff, current Board members and Women of Achievement Committee members are not eligible to receive the Women of Achievement award.
- Not all categories will be represented in a given year.
Deadline for nominations for the 2014 Women of Achievement Awards is April 30, 2014. The nomination form for the 2014 Women of Achievement can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCPV9C2
This year, we have added some new categories and broadened others to include:
BUSINESS/TRADES/PROFESSIONS AND ENTREPRENEURS: Contribution to and/or leadership in management, administration, a profession or trade, in private or non-profit companies or organizations.
EDUCATION/TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Contribution through practice, research or administration in the education system, employee/community training and development, or an alternative learning environment.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENT: Contribution to a science-related field, including pure and applied sciences, social services, medical and medical research, health care, engineering or life sciences or toward technological advancement.
UNSUNG HERO: Contribution through significant impact in the lives of a small group of people, without holding a highly visible position in the community. Those chosen are people who go above and beyond the call of duty to do things for others.
LEADER OF THE FUTURE: A 20-35 year-old woman with a minimum of 2 years of college or specialized training who has served in her current position for a minimum of one year. In her position she will have exhibited good communication skills and has led a project to completion. This young woman would also be a volunteer in at least one community activity.
ARTS AND CULTURE: Contribution to the development, preservation or support of the visual, literary, performing arts, and/or cultural heritage.
Since its inception, YWCA Jamestown has been involved in the well-being of women. They have advocated for better working conditions for women, and by providing for growth and education, they have seen women take leadership roles in business and community affairs.
YWCA Jamestown preserves the best of its traditions while it focuses on the future. They serve the community and provide much needed services. They empower women and their families to learn and grow. YWCA works to promote racial justice.