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Women of Distinction Academy

The story of YWCA is one of women intentionally working together across categories of economic, generational, and racial differences to harness their collective power and combat problems impacting women and girls. Each year at our annual spring event, Women of Distinction, we celebrate dynamic women leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend and embody our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by inducting them into our YWCA Women of Distinction Academy.

To date, YWCA of Alton has honored more than 270 influential women making a difference in the lives of many.

YWCA of Alton requests your assistance this year in helping us select this year’s Women of Distinction.  Nominations are due to YWCA by February 27, 2019.

Opportunities are available to support this event.  Area businesses or individuals can assist in the following manner:

Event Sponsorship,

Purchase an Ad,

Make a Donation, or

Attend the Women of Distinction dinner.

We rely on our strong corporate and community partnerships to help us advance our mission.

You can make a difference by supporting the Women of Distinction program.

Women of Distinction is not only a signature event, it is a building block for YWCA of Alton, helping us raise funds necessary to support programs, increase visibility, and expand our reach to help more people.

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2019 Timeline

January  2019                 Call for Nominations

February 27, 2019                Deadline for WOD Nominations

February 2019                 Selection Committee Reviews Nominations

March 2019                     YWCA Board Approves 2019 Honorees

March 14, 2019                       Media Day

April 7, 2019                         WOD/JMBFL Scholar Tea

May 2,  2019                     WOD Celebration