Career Women of Achievement

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Career Women of Achievement Luncheon

May 6, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Duke Energy Convention Center

The 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 more than 2,100. All proceeds directly benefit YWCA programs, supporting the YWCA’s 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 five 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.

The Academy of Career Women of Achievement is comprised of 322 past honorees. Established as a means of fostering interaction among Career Women of Achievement award recipients, the Academy promotes the personal and professional growth of women in Greater Cincinnati and provides leadership and diverse skills to the community. Each year the Academy hosts a fall dinner at which those who were selected as Career Women of Achievement in spring are formally inducted into the Academy of Career Women of Achievement.

In 2002, the Academy implemented the Rising Star award to recognize our community’s up-and-coming young professional female leaders. In 2007, the program expanded to include a Leadership Program that prepares selected women to become equity leaders and serve on non-profit boards. Over 400 women have participated in the program.

See a full listing of the YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement Honorees