Women of Achievement

Women of Achievement and Youth Awards

This event is held annually and acknowledges the exceptional leadership of women and youth in Alaska.  Ten women and five youth are selected each year based on their demonstrated leadership professionally and/or personally, and their service to the community which aligns with the mission of our association, to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


YWCA Alaska is committed to encouraging and inspiring women of all ages to strive for their own success and create positive impact in in the community.

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Nominate a Candidate

This competitive award recognizes and celebrates 5 Youth leaders in Alaska. We need your help to identify these amazing leaders! 

The 2022 YWCA Alaska of Achievement & Youth Awards nominations are now open for outstanding young ladies making a difference in their community who have overcome obstacles throughout their journey. Nominate a high school student making a difference in her community today! 


Youth Nominations Due September 30, 2021.  

Youth Nominations Now Open! Deadline: September 30, 2021


  • Be 16-18 years of age
  • Live in the state of Alaska
  • Have faced one or more major obstacles in their life
  • Have made efforts to fulfilling the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and
    promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

There are several award programs that recognize women in business and our community that have earned professional achievements or have made valuable contributions to the community. While this award also honors women that meet these criteria, the most important criteria for this award is that the awardee embodies YWCA Alaska’s mission.

Please note, we are unable to accept applications for individuals seeking political office or those currently in office.

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