Women of Achievement

Women of Achievement

This event is held annually and acknowledges the exceptional leadership of women and in Alaska. Ten women 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 10 leaders in Alaska. We need your help to identify these amazing leaders! 


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! 


The 2023 YWCA Alaska Women of Achievement will recognize and honor women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors, while embodying YWCA Alaska’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. 


Nomination Form


Now accepting 2023 nominations


Complete an online nomination form 


  • How her activities and accomplishments tie into YWCA Alaska’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Her involvement and commitment to her community and Alaska as a whole
  • Her personal impact on others and Alaska’s community at large
  • Her leadership, mentorship, and efforts to help advance others.
  • Her accomplishments within her profession, industry, field and/or area of interest.

Past Women of Achievement

2022 Women of Achievement and Youth Awards 

2022 Award Recipients

2022 Keynote Speaker & Honorary Chair