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Come and celebrate with us!

YWomen: A Celebration of Women’s Leadership

YWomen logoSaturday, October 13, 2018

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago

Cocktail Reception


Film and Awards Presentation

Dancing to Suite Mollie

2018 YWomen Honorees

We’re honoring three remarkable and inspiring women leaders and learn about their stories through film.

Victoria Dinges
Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Allstate, Vicky is an inspirational example of how a woman in corporate America can change the landscape of a cause she cares about passionately.

Gloria Bond Clunie
Award-winning playwright, director, and educator, Gloria is committed to giving voice to the African American experience through the topics she tackles and the characters she creates.

Kelley Cambry
Entrepreneur and co-creator of an elementary STEM curriculum, Kelley is committed to giving girls and youth of color the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in today’s most in-demand fields.

Gather your friends for a great evening!

Whether you’re a tireless volunteer…dedicated donor…conscientious protester…caring parent…big hearted dreamer…gritty activist…


Join us to celebrate the collective power of women to change the world. We look forward to seeing you!

All proceeds support our domestic violence and economic empowerment programs for women.

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About YWomen

Since YWomen’s small but mighty beginnings in 2008, we have had a BIG dream, and that was to bring our communities together to recognize the power of women to change the world.

Over the years, we have celebrated 24 remarkable women and seven powerful organizations for their work in the areas of women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. And each year, we have been moved by the spirit of activism that is embodied in the women we have honored. And the past year has reinforced the need for all of us to act to protect what we believe in and to fight for what is just.

Human needs are universal. We all want to be treated fairly, to have opportunities to advance, to feel safe in our home and our communities, to build secure and productive lives for our families. It’s what guides us every day in our work at YWCA.

Thanks to your commitment to this work, we raised over $300,000 at our YWomen celebration to support YWCA programs! With this support, we will also increase our advocacy efforts and speak up and out on issues that we care about deeply: health and safety for women and girls; civil rights and racial justice; and women’s economic advancement.

At the tenth anniversary of YWomen in 2017, we premiered a beautiful film by filmmaker Susan Hope Engel to recognize the 70th anniversary of the founding of YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Watch the film and learn more about our work here.

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