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YWCA Spokane Announces 2018 Women of Achievement Honorees

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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.

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Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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