Eliminating racism and empowering women is what the YWCA is all about. Our recognition programs highlight the women who already have made great achievements and are making Cincinnati a better place to live and work.
Career Women of Achievement
Upwards of 75 women are nominated to be Career Women of Achievement each year. The luncheon has evolved into the YWCA’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by 150 companies and organizations each year, with an attendance of more than 2,100.
Rising Star Leadership Program
The YWCA Rising Star Leadership Program empowers and equips high-performing women to become equity leaders. This unique development experience strengthens leadership skills and prepares participants for non-profit board service while connecting them
Charlotte Schmidlapp Fund Scholarship
Created to provide financial support to women who are participating in YWCA programs to complete their educations in order to secure employment and financial stability and achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and support to an outstanding African-American female Greater Cincinnati high school senior entering a post-secondary institution.