Submitted by YWCA Olympia

“…a steady rock in an ever changing storm”, “…she is a woman of strong conviction”, “….a proven leader and mentor” and “she’s been a force for 26 years, building up, empowering a community”. YWCA Olympia is pleased to announce their 2018 Womxn and Business of Achievement.

  • Sharonda Amamilo, Supervising Senior Defense attorney for the Juvenile and Dependency Division of the Thurston County Public Defense Office
  • Rosalinda Noriega, Pizza Klatch Executive Director
  • Shambricia Spencer, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & the Hawaiian Islands Capacity Building Manager
  • Gabi M.S. Trautmann, Owner and operator of Olympic Cards & Comics
  • Business of Achievement: Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth Prevention & Protection

Established in 1994, the YWCA Olympia Womxn of Achievement Award is one of the most prestigious honors for womxn and businesses in the South Sound and seeks to center and recognize the accomplishments, professional contributions, and public service performed by womxn in the community. The Womxn of Achievement award recognizes those who embody outstanding leadership qualities, are exceptionally committed to their community and/or profession, and live or work in the greater South Sound area.   Their Honorees are working to eliminate racism and sexism to empower womxn, have advanced the political, social and/or economic status of womxn and girls, and embody the YWCA’s vision of a world where all people are valued, live free from oppression, and thrive in a just society.

This year’s featured speaker is Kellie Richardson, Tacoma’s Poet Laureate, who will celebrate the 2018 Honorees by lifting up the superpower of storytelling, human connection, and how we hold love and justice at the center of community transformation.

When is the event? The Annual Womxn of Achievement Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 10th at South Puget Sound Community College.

How much are tickets and where can I get them? Tickets are $65 per person ($50 for seniors/military and $30 student). Doors open for the main event at 5:30pm with a social hour.  Tickets information is available online at www.ywcaofolympia.org, under Events (2018 Womxn of Achievement). All proceeds benefit YWCA Olympia.

Who is supporting Women of Achievement? Once again Titus-Will has stepped up as the Womxn of Achievement Presenting Sponsor with Olympia Federal Savings and WSECU serving as our Leadership Sponsors.

For more information? Contact Cherie Reeves Sperr, Development Director at 352-0593 / crsperr@ywcaofolympia.org

*YWCA is using the “label” womxn to encompass a broader range of identities than woman. YWCA Olympia programs welcome women, girls, Two-Spirit, gender non-binary, and queer folks who are compelled to participate in a femme centered space.


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