YWCA Spokane has named nine 2018 Women of Achievement Award honorees. The women will be honored at the Women of Achievement awards luncheon in October.
“These women are truly astounding,” says Regina Malveaux, CEO of YWCA Spokane in a press release. “Our community wouldn’t be where it is today without their unique skills, talents, and leadership.”
According to the YWCA, the award is a 36-year tradition aimed at increasing awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women leaders in our community.
To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by generously giving of herself to make Spokane a better place for everyone to live.
The winners of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards are:
- Sandra Olgard, Owner and Founder, Sandra Olgard’s Studio of Dance – Arts & Culture
- Sharelynn Moore, Senior Vice President of Networked Solutions Group, Itron – Business & Industry
- Sandy Williams, Publisher and Editor, Black Lens News – Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice
- Karen Winston, Director, Children’s Advocacy Center – Community Enhancement
- Sally Pritchard, Vice President of Community Impact, Spokane County United Way – Community Enhancement
- Lisa Taylor Laurier, Ed. D, Department Chair of the Teacher Education Program and Professor of Education, Whitworth University – Education
- Lois James, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing – Science, Technology & Environment
- Rebecca Long, President and Founder, Future Ada – Young Woman
- Sister Celine Steinberger, Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary – Lifetime Achievement
The Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon will be held at The Davenport Grand, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.