2018 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 11:30 a.m.


Many thanks to our platinum sponsors Altria Group

and Dominion Energy, and our bronze sponsor Hunton Andrews Kurth 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, Laura D. Lafayette, Fraizer Millner Armstrong — For more information about our honoree, click here.

Women’s Leadership Forum

“Leading with Courage: Discover Your Leadership Superpower”

YWCA Richmond will hold our 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, sponsored by Capital One, on April 10, 2018. Join us for an honest conversation about women in leadership with:

Marge Connelly – retired financial services executive, 2003 OWA Honoree
Ellen Robertson – Richmond City Council, 2007 OWA Honoree
Karen Stanley – CEO, CARITAS
Liz Doerr – Director of Engagement, New Richmond Ventures VC, 2017 Rising Outstanding Women Awardee

Moderated by: Judy Pahren – SVP, Capital One, 2014 OWA Honoree

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Program will be held from 9:00 – 11 a.m.

We will also announce this year’s Rising Outstanding Woman Award, presented by Capital One.

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.