Women’s Leadership

Honoring the achievements of women making a significant contribution to Alaska.

Women of Achievement Awards

For 27 years, YWCA Alaska has honored women of achievement. The Women of Achievement Award Ceremony pays tribute to women who give of their time and energy to make our world a better place. It recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community. This annual program, inspiring to both women and men, encourages women and girls to develop into leaders in their community and professional roles. YWCA requests nominations through advertising through newsprint, social media and TV and radio media. A selection committee reviews all submitted applications and selects 10 awardees based on the award criteria. Each year we are honored to recognize the amazing women of our community and state, and celebrate their achievements.

Alaska Veterans Organization for Women (A.V.O.W.)

YWCA Alaska’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt the Alaska Veterans Organization for Women as a permanent program of YWCA Alaska in the Women’s Leadership programming area at the January 30, 2013 Board Meeting.