2019 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!
Nominations for our 2019 Outstanding Women Awards are now open!
Our 39th Annual Outstanding Women Awards will celebrate nine dynamic leaders at an empowering luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Richmond Marriott. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Check back for ticket information.
2018 Honorees: Jeanine Harper, Cynthia I. Newbille, Lisa Sims, Bonnie B. Price, Patte Koval, Miriam Davidow, Anna Lou Schaberg, Laura D. Lafayette, Frazier Millner Armstrong — For more information about our honorees, click here.
Women’s Leadership Forum
The 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, sponsored by Capital One, will be held on March 27, 2019. Join us for an honest conversation about women in leadership!
Next year’s theme and panelists are yet to be announced, but check out this past year’s topic and special guests below!
“Leading with Courage: Discover Your Leadership Superpower”
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.
Tickets will be sold at a later date.
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.