The YWCA NENY’s 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. It promises to be a wonderful and inspirational evening spent recognizing an amazing group of women from our community.

The evening begins at 5:30PM with a reception. While at the reception, you’ll have a chance to peruse and bid on an exciting array of silent auction items, participate in the wine pull, and buy chances for the cash raffle. Dinner & the program begin at 6:30PM.

Reservations are now closed.

Congratulations to the 2018 Awardees!

Women of Achievement Academy Awardees

Dr. Deidre Hill Butler
Associate Professor of Sociology, Union College
Nominated by: Karen Radley

Miriam Cajuste
Board of Directors, SCAP
Nominated by: Debra Schimpf & Maxine Brisport
Schenectady Community Action Program

Sujata N. Chaudhry
Founder & CEO, Tangible Development
Nominated by: Dawn Abbuhl, Repeat Business Systems, Inc.

Laura Hudy, Ph.D.
Economic Value and Competitiveness Leader
GE Power, GE Women’s Network
Nominated by: GE Women’s Network

Rosemarie Perez Jaquith
President, Niskayuna School Board
Nominated by: Denise Murphy McGraw

Lee Lounsbury
Executive Director at Welfare Research, Inc., Retired
Nominated by: Jennifer Goldman & Meredith Osta

Libby Post
Co-Founder Capital Women
President/CEO of Communication Services
Nominated by: Kathryn Allen, Capital Women

Susan Rosenthal Woman in Business Awardee
Marie DeBrocky

President’s Circle Awardee
Esther Swanker, In Memory
Karen Bradley, Library Director, Schenectady County Public Library
Marcia M. Steiner, VP/ED, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine
William “Mac” Sudduth, Ph.D., Retired President, miSci


Recognize a Woman on a Mission!

 In honor of the YWCA NENY’s 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser, we would like to recognize 35 women from our community who are on a mission. Click HERE for more information.

Program Book Ad

Would you like to place an ad in the Program Book for the 35th Annual Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser? Several options are available. Please click below for the form and pricing. Ads are due by Wednesday, February 21.

Program Book Ad – Word
Program Book Ad – PDF

You are invited to join the Honorary Committee for the 2018 Women of Achievement Celebration & Fundraiser.

We invite you to join the 2018 Honorary Committee as we honor these incredible women. Your Honorary Membership includes dinner and your name on the invitation, program and PowerPoint presentation.

Honorary Committee Form – Word
Honorary Committee Form – PDF

Nominations are now closed for the 2018 Women of Achievement Award. Please check back to find out who has been selected to join the Academy.

 Nominees are women who have demonstrated unusual achievement and distinction in career and/or community work and who have made a difference in the elimination of discrimination on the basis of race, gender or creed. Nominees have overcome or helped to eliminate any racial, societal or professional barriers while serving as role models through the leadership qualities they exhibit.