The YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon was established in 1980 to increase community awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women in the workforce and in the community. The luncheon has evolved into the YWCA’s largest fundraising event, sponsored by 150 companies and organizations each year, with an attendance of over 2,100. In 2020 and 2021, we pivoted the event into a TV/streaming broadcast with nearly tens of thousands tuning in. All proceeds directly benefit YWCA programs, supporting our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
Upwards of 75 women are nominated to be Career Women of Achievement each year. An independent panel of 5 community leaders selects women who exemplify personal career success, dynamic leadership qualities, and the unique ability to serve as role models. Former honorees include artists, physicians, educators, executives, politicians, lawyers, human service workers, entrepreneurs, and law enforcement officers.
2022 Career Women of Achievement
Thursday, May 26, 7-8 p.m.
2022 Career Women of Achievement Nominations are now closed.
Honorees will be announced Winter 2022.
Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship, presented by Kroger
Charlotte r. schmidlapp scholarship, fifth third bank, trustee
$50,000 Transformation Partner
$30,000 Technology & Broadcast Partner
$25,000 Visionary Partner
$15,000 Innovation Partner
$10,000 Leadership Partner
$5,000 Empowerment Partner
$3,500 Mentorship Partner
$1,750 Advocacy Partner
$950 Non-Profit/501C-3 Partner
2022 43RD ANNUAL EVENT CO-CHAIRS
Deborah Gentry Davis
Vice President of Human Resources, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
2020 Career Woman of Achievement
Retired, EY Partner
2019 Career Woman of Achievement
Photo Credit: Mary Strubbe Photography