YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored these local women at its annual YWomen Leadership Celebration on November 9:
- 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;
- Sekile M. Nzinga, 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; and
- Alpana Singh, an accomplished sommelier, TV personality, author, restaurateur, and advocate for women’s empowerment.
Mya Y. Allen, a senior at Evanston Township High School, also was recognized as the recipient of the Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise Education Award.
The event, which was held at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, drew 400 attendees and raised $250,000 to support the work of YWCA Evanston/North Shore.
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 social change to our local communities.
Thermoflex was a presenting sponsor of the 2019 YWomen Leadership Celebration. Other sponsors included Allstate, Better, and Wintrust, with additional support from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Hagerty Consulting, Infrastructure Engineering, MPS Law, Northwestern University, Oakton Community College, and Wesley Realty Group.