YWCA Evanston/North Shore will honor three women at its annual YWomen Leadership Awards celebration on Saturday, November 9, in Chicago.
The YWomen Leadership Awards recognize those who have made an impact in women’s empowerment, racial justice, and social change, and the 2019 honorees include:
- Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Ph.D., M.S.W., director of the Northwestern University Women’s Center, who works to advance gender equity and inclusion at Northwestern and is also an author and activist;
- Alpana Singh, a second generation Indian-American who is an accomplished sommelier, TV personality, author, restaurateur, and advocate for women’s empowerment;
- Cindy Hartwig, who serves as executive director of women’s health and professional practice at Lutheran General Advocate Hospital and focuses on the needs of domestic violence survivors in medical settings.
For the second year in a row, the awards celebration, which includes dinner, will be held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, in Chicago. To learn more and purchase tickets, go to www.ywca-ens.org/ywomen/ or call the YWCA at 847-864-8445.
The YWomen Leadership Awards were created by YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2008 to recognize, support, and promote women’s leadership and the impact women have in bringing about social change.
Thermoflex is a presenting sponsor of this year’s event. Other sponsors include Allstate, Better, and Wintrust, with additional support from Hagerty Consulting, Infrastructure Engineering, and Oakton Community College.