YWCA Spokane announces 2018 Women of Achievement Award

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The nine women honored with the award will attend the Women of Achievement awards luncheon, held at the Davenport Grand, Thursday, October 4.

“These women are truly astounding,” says Regina Malveaux, CEO of YWCA Spokane. “Our community wouldn’t be where it is today without th eir unique skills, talents and leadership.”

For 36 years, YWCA Spokane has celebrated successful women at its annual luncheon, honoring over 230 women in the Spokane region. The event increases awareness and appreciation of the diverse contributions of women leaders in the community.

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

The winners of the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards are:

Sandra Olgard , Owner and Founder, Sandra Olgard’s Studio of Dance – Arts & Culture
Sharelynn Moore , Senior Vice President of Networked Solutions Group, Itron – Business & Industry
Sandy Williams , Publisher and Editor, The Black Lens News – Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice
Karen Winston , Director, Children’s Advocacy Center – Community Enhancement
Sally Pritchard , Vice President of Community Impact, Spokane County United Way – Community Enhancement
Lisa Taylor Laurier, Ed. D , Department Chair of the Teacher Education Program and Professor of Education, Whitworth University – Education
Lois James, Ph.D , Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing – Science, Technology & Environment
Rebecca Long , President and Founder, Future Ada – Young Woman
Sister Celine Steinberger , Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary – Lifetime Achievement