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YWCA Greater Pittsburgh 2021 Equity Awards

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is excited to announce the 2021 Equity Awards, which seek to honor women, especially women of color, who advocate for and advance our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Reflecting our long-time commitment to recognizing change makers and risk takers through our historic YWCA Racial Justice Awards and Tribute to Women, the Equity Awards reflect our intersectional approach to addressing race and gender equity. We believe that the equally important goals of eradicating racial and gender disparities call for a new kind of celebration and recognition for the groups and individuals leading the way.

Our communities need moments of celebration and joy, and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is excited to celebrate the great women and allies in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Award recipients will be honored at the 2021 Equity Awards Luncheon taking place at the Fairmont Hotel on November 5th 2021, from 12:00-1:30pm. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania.

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Announcing the 2021 Equity Awards Winners!
Ally, Black Women for a Better Education, Organization, Bridge Builder, Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy, Associate Pastor for Mission Ministries, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Creativity & Innovation, Brittany Beasley, Founder and Owner, Brittany Leanna Productions, LLC, Emerging Leader, Abbey Mui, Founder and Executive Director, re:Bloom, Heroine, Marisa C. Williams, CEO, North Hills Affordable Housing (HEARTH)
*Nomination period closed July 28th, 2021.

*The Equity Awards are reserved for women, save the Ally Award which is open to a group or individual of any gender. We invite nominations for anyone identifying as a woman.

Presenting Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors listed left to right: PEOPLES An Essential Utilities Company, Huntington - Welcome

Media and Production Sponsors

Media and Production Sponsors listed left to right: NEXTPittsburgh and Point Park University Center for Media Innovation

Equality Sponsors

Equality Sponsors listed from left to right with their company logos: Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, covestro, giant eagle, MSA The Safety Company, and PNC

Freedom Sponsors

Justice Sponsors