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YWCA Minneapolis Opens Nominations for the 2022 Woman of Power Award

By YWCA Minneapolis
February 24, 2022
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(Minneapolis, Minnesota) – YWCA Minneapolis Opens Nominations for the 2022 Woman of Power Award

February 24, 2022 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – YWCA Minneapolis announced that it is opening nominations for its 2022 Woman of Power Award. For the first time, nominations may be made by the broader YWCA community of members, families, clients, partners, volunteers, former board members and general public supporters, to welcome a wider pool of worthy candidates. The 2022 Woman of Power Award will be presented during YWCA Minneapolis’ inaugural Empower Possible event on June 2. Nominations are open now through March 31.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to engage the broader community of YWCA Minneapolis supporters,” said Shelley Carthen Watson, president and CEO of YWCA Minneapolis. “Allowing open nominations will give all supporters of our organization the chance to nominate deserving women throughout the Twin Cities.”

YWCA Minneapolis established the Woman of Power Award five years ago to honor women from the private and public sectors from across the Twin Cities who have demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and support for the mission and values of YWCA Minneapolis. Award recipients are recognized leaders and inspiring role models who have championed racial justice and gender equity throughout their careers and community work.

Previous years’ award recipients include Maria Regan Gonzales, Shelley Carthen Watson, Sharon Sayles Belton and Kim Nelson.

To learn more about the Empower Possible event, the Woman of Power Award or to nominate someone for the 2022 award, please click to learn more.

About YWCA Minneapolis

YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls. For 130 years, we have worked to create opportunities to overcome social injustice, particularly in matters of gender and race. Last year, YWCA Minneapolis served more than 30,000 people in our community through high-quality programs and advocacy focused on racial justice, early learning, youth development and wellness. To learn more, visit


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