YWCA Lower Cape Fear

WOA Nominations

Women of Achievement Awards

The Women of Achievement Awards (WOA) is the YWCA Lower Cape Fear's signature fundraiser to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women and young leaders in our community. Since 1985, we have recognized more than 300 Women of Achievement. In addition to recognizing outstanding women leaders, the event also raises key support for the YWCA's programs and services which promote racial justice and gender equity for thousands of women, children and their families in southeastern North Carolina. The 32nd annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Wilmington Convention Center!

Nominations Now Open! The WOA Awards provide recognition for outstanding contributions and achievements of women active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. Women may be nominated in the following categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environmental, Health and Wellness, Public Service, Social Justice, Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero, Volunteer and Young Leader.

The Women of Achievement Awards are presented to women who....
• Exhibit leadership skills in their field of expertise
• Advocate for positive social change in our community
• Demonstrate a commitment to the YWCA Mission of eliminating racism and empowering women
• Have garnered respect within the community
• Are dedicated to helping women and girls achieve their goals
• Exhibit qualities of teamwork, integrity and dedication
• Give back to the community through their time, talent and/or resources
• Active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

Nomination Deadline
February 17, 2017
5:00 PM

Please submit one (1) copy of the nomination by:

Mail: WOA Selections Committee, 2815 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412 or
Email: astexd@ywca-lowercapefear.org or
Fax: (910) 799-5681
If you have any questions, please contact YWCA Lower Cape Fear Interim Executive Director, Katie Tate, at (910) 799-6820 x 104 or

The 2016 Women of Achievement Awards Nominees

The 2016 Women of Achievement Awards Recipients

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors that made last year's event possible!

For more information on how to be a sponsor for the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards click here!

Presented by

Katie and Bruce Hovermale

Table Sponsors
Wendy McElhinney and Michelle Clark of Intracoastal Realty
UNCW Chancellor's Office
Williams Mullen
Wilma Daniels

Bank of America
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
South State Bank
U.S. Cellular