2023 YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Equity Awards

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2023 Equity Awards - Nov 3, 2023 12 PM - 1:30 PM - Omni William Penn Hotel

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Announcing this year’s 2023 Equity Award winners!

After receiving countless nominations for change-makers in our community, we are thrilled to announce this year’s Equity Award winners, in the following categories:

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Award Categories

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 Pittsburgh.

Bridge Builder Award – Recognizes an individual or group that identifies as a woman or women whose work or organization remains true to their ethnic heritage and roots as they champion 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 that identifies as a woman or women involved in the arts or social media initiatives that bring public attention to the empowerment of women, especially women of color, and empower an audience through awareness, education, and inspiration.

Emerging Leader Award – Recognizes those who identify as a young woman, age 24 or younger, whose voice and actions interrupt the status quo to make a difference in their community by serving as a leader in any way to ensure that equity stays in the forefront.

Heroine Award – Recognizes those who identify as women and exhibits innovation in ensuring vital products or services reach those in need. They have exhibited courageous achievements while serving their community and are doing work that may be underpaid and undervalued by many.

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Equity Awards 2023 Keynote