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YWCA Spokane Calls for 2019 Women of Achievement Nominations

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YWCA Spokane is calling for nominations for its 2019 Women of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is June 21.

For 37 years at an annual luncheon, YWCA Spokane has celebrated successful women in the community for their achievements along with their commitment to giving back to the Spokane community.

This year, the event will be held at the Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, on Friday, Oct. 11. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, over the years YWCA Spokane has honored more than 240 amazing women in the region at this luncheon.

“Spokane is home to amazing women who are a force of positive change in our community,” Regina Malveaux, CEO of YWCA Spokane said in a press release.

Nomination Requirements

According to a press release, winners of a YWCA Women of Achievement Award embody the mission of YWCA Spokane by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They must also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

YWCA Spokane encourages nominations for the Women of Achievement Awards in the following areas:

·         Arts & Culture

·         Business & Industry

·         Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice

·         Community Enhancement

·         Education

·         Science, Technology & Environment

·         Young Woman of Achievement (18-34 years old.)

Nomination forms may be found at ywcaspokane.org/woa2019nomination and may be completed and submitted online, via email to woa@ywcaspokane.org, or by mail to 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201, Attention: Women of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2019.

The Awards Luncheon

The Women of Achievement Awards luncheon has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest fundraising event, supported by more than 50 companies and organizations each year, and is one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.

Details about this year’s Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon are available at ywcaspokane.org

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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.
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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