2017 Outstanding Women Awards

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In 1980, YWCA Richmond launched the Outstanding Women Awards program in order to recognize women in the Greater Richmond area who have made significant contributions to our community through their exceptional leadership, sustained dedication, and inspiring achievements.  Thank you for your help in identifying these individuals who do so much for our community!

Our 38th Annual Outstanding Women Awards will celebrate nine dynamic leaders at an empowering luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Luncheon tickets are available for purchase online here.

Many thanks to our platinum sponsors Altria Group

and Dominion Energy, and our bronze sponsor Hunton & Williams for empowering women in leadership through their support of the Outstanding Women Awards.

2018 Honorees: Jeanine Harper, Cynthia I. Newbille, Lisa Sims, Bonnie B. Price, Patte Koval, Miriam Davidow, Anna Lou Schaberg, Lauren D. Lafeyette, Fraizer Millner Armstrong — For more information about our honoree, click here.

Women’s Leadership Forum

Mission Possible: Motivate, Advocate, Lead

Registration begins at 8 a.m.Our 4th Annual OWA Women’s Leadership Breakfast Forum, sponsored by Capital One, will be held on April 10, 2018, with registration starting at 8:00 a.m. A panel of OWA honorees and the announcement of the 2nd Annual Rising Outstanding Woman, presented by our Young Women’s Leadership Alliance.

Program will be held from 8:45 – 11 a.m.

Haven’t gotten your ticket yet? Click here to register for this empowering event!


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Presenting Sponsor of OWA Women’s Leadership Forum




If you have questions about the Outstanding Women Awards, nominations, sponsorship opportunities and more, you may contact Rupa Murthy, Chief Development Officer at 804-980-7302 or rmurthy(at)ywcarichmond(dot)org.