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YWCA of Spokane is calling for nominations for its 2015 Woman of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For 33 years, YWCA of Spokane has celebrated high achieving women in the community with an annual luncheon. This year’s event will be held at the Spokane Convention Center on Oct. 1 and will feature award-winning author of “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed.

“Spokane is home to amazing women who create positive change in our community,” said Regina Malveaux, Chief Executive Officer of YWCA of Spokane in an announcement. “This event is an opportunity to recognize these women and thank them for the work they have done to further the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.”

Winners of a YWCA Woman of Achievement award must embody the mission of the YWCA by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They must also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

The YWCA encourages nominations for YWCA Woman of Achievement awards in the following areas:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Industry
  • Carl J. Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award
  • Community Enhancement
  • Education
  • Science, Technology & Environment

Nomination forms may be found online, may be completed and submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201, Attention: Woman of Achievement Awards.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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