YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Equity Awards

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The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Equity Awards 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.

Announcing the 2021 Equity Awards Winners!

The Inaugural YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Equity Awards Luncheon took place on November 5th, 2021. The event featured Keynote Speaker Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania.

View the 2021 Equity Awards Program here!


Black Women for a Better Education

Bridge Builder

Rev. Patrice L. Fowler-Searcy
Associate Pastor for Mission Ministries, East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Creativity & Innovation

Brittany Boyd
Founder and Owner, Brittany Leanna Productions, LLC

Emerging Leader

Abbey Mui
Founder and Executive Director, re:Bloom


Marisa C. Williams
CEO, North Hills Affordable Housing (HEARTH)

Inaugural Equity Awards, November 5th 2021

*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

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 Media & Production Sponsors

Equality Sponsors

Freedom Sponsors

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