Deadline extends for YWCA Dayton Women of Influence nominations

The YWCA Dayton has extended its nomination deadline for the Women of Influence Class of 2023. Anyone can submit names by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The annual celebration, which began in 1998, salutes Dayton’s most influential women, all of whom have made a difference in the community.

To be considered for the award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to, and use her influence to further, the YWCA mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all
  • Provide leadership in her profession and community
  • Give back to the community through her time, talent, and/or resources
  • Not currently serve on the YWCA Dayton Board of Directors
  • Not be employed by YWCA Dayton, including contract work

Last year’s honorees were:

  • Karen DeMasi, Vice-President of Community Development – CityWide
  • Renate Frydman, community advocate & educator
  • Jacqueline Gamblin, Founder & CEO – JYG Innovations
  • Mary McDonald, Mayor – City of Trotwood
  • Gina McFarlane-El, CEO – Five Rivers Health Centers
  • Christine Olinsky, OSU Extension Educator – Family and Consumer Sciences (retired)
  • Karen Dempsey Volke, communications & fundraising executive (retired)

To nominate someone or for more information, visit website.

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