Submit Your Nomination for an Equity Award

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2020 YWCA Equity Award Categories

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh seeks to honor women, especially women of color, who have furthered our mission to eliminate racism and empower women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fill out the form below to submit your nomination.

Please note: the deadline for nominations is August 12, 2020.

Heroine Award

Recognizes an individual or a group who is a dedicated essential worker on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis, promoting equity, living out the role of helper, and doing the work that continues to be underpaid and undervalued by many.

Ally Award

Recognizes an individual or a group of any gender who has taken on the role of ally, advocate, and champion to women of color by contributing to the long term engagement and emotional attachment needed to bring equity to the post Covid-19 recovery in Pittsburgh.

Bridge Builder Award

Recognizes an individual or group whose work or organization remains true to their ethnic heritage and roots as they champion post Covid-19 strategic initiatives so that the Pittsburgh of our future centers and engages women of color.

Creativity and Innovation Award

Recognizes the creativity of an individual or group involved in the arts or social media initiatives that brings public attention to the empowerment of women, especially women of color, amidst the COVID-19 crisis and empowers an audience through awareness, education, and inspiration.

Emerging Leader Award

Recognizes a young woman, age 24 or younger, whose voice and actions have interrupted the status quo to make a difference in their community by serving as a leader through the COVID-19 pandemic in any way necessary to ensure that equity stays in the forefront.

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