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Women of Achievement Awards

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards, presented by James E. Moore Insurance Agency, recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders. The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards recognizes women and young leaders active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

Since 1985, we have honored more than 400 Women of Achievement. The event raises key support for the YWCA’s programs and services that promote racial justice and gender equality for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Women of Achievement Awards!

Deadline: February 28, 2019

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Sponsorship opportunities are available.

We invite you to join us in supporting and honoring true Women of Achievement. 

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Save The Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

34th Annual Women of Achievement

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women and young leaders across the Cape Fear region. We are honored to welcome YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo, as she shares new initiatives of the YWCA USA, and why the mission of the organization remains as vital as ever to the success of our vibrant community.

Alejandra Y. Castillo serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YWCA USA and its network of 210 associations serving 2.2 million women and girls around the country in 46 states and the District of Columbia. With over two decades of professional experience in Washington, D.C., she has served in senior leadership in two presidential administrations. In 2014, Alejandra was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), becoming the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the agency, helping to secure financing and capital in excess of $19 billion and creating or retaining over 33,000 jobs.


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