University District board member Latisha Hill one of YWCA's 2020 Women of Distinction - virtual event Oct 1

Thursday, October 1, 2020

YWCA Spokane has announced its 2020 Women of Achievement Award honorees. This year’s cohort is: Karli Ingersoll, Latisha Hill, Nicole Jenkins-Rosenkrantz, Bonnie Bush, Jan Swanson, Maria Cullooya, Debbie Brinker, and Gabby Dansereau. YWCA will honor the achievements of this year’s honorees through a free virtual WOA Spotlight event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. 


To be awarded a YWCA Women of Achievement Award, a woman must embody YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Selected honorees give generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all to live.

The winners of the 2020 Women of Achievement Awards are:

For 38 years, YWCA Spokane has celebrated successful women in the community for their achievements along with their commitment to giving back to the Spokane community. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, YWCA Spokane has honored 256 women in the region. To learn more about this year’s award honorees click their name above.


Traditionally, recipients of YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement awards are celebrated at a luncheon that has evolved into YWCA Spokane’s largest annual fundraising event, as well as Spokane’s largest and most prestigious celebration of women. Due to the public health crisis, YWCA Spokane will honor the achievements of this year’s honorees through a free virtual WOA Spotlight event held Thursday, October 1st at 6:00pm.

Take home meals (heavy hors d’oeuvres & champagne from Masselow’s Steakhouse and other Northern Quest Resort & Casino restaurants) will be made available to purchase and enjoy the night of the virtual event. A virtual paddle raise opportunity will also be made available. All proceeds raised support YWCA Spokane’s critical services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low income children.

SAVE THE DATE – Registration Will Be Available Soon!

Please save the date for YWCA Spokane’s Women of Achievement Spotlight event. Free registration information and details to secure meals will be made available on August 31st, 2020 in combination with an exciting announcement from YWCA Spokane.