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Women of Distinction Awards 2023

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Renata Hall, 2022 Hamilton Winner. Education | Training | Development


2023 Women of Distinction Awards Gala

March 2, 2023

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s

This is an in-person gala event

Table and Tickets sales open January 2023

Shining a light on the women and girls who build Hamilton & Halton

YWCA Hamilton’s 2022 Women of Distinction Awards breaks all records

On March 3, 2022, YWCA Hamilton’s 46th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala presented by ArcelorMittal Dofasco – made herstory. Virtually, we celebrated with over 1,000 individuals and families in the comfort of their own homes and shined a light on the women and girls that build Hamilton and Halton.

It was an evening full of firsts…

Including the launch of our #WomenBuildHamilton Campaign to help raise the remaining $5 million needed for the new Putman Family YWCA. With the support of our community, we collectively raised $390,000 to help build first-of-its-kind affordable housing for women and families.

Watch the 2022 Virtual Awards Gala

Tune in to watch the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards with Host Victoria Mancinelli, Director of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships the at the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA)

with special appearances by Terra Lightfoot, Layne The Auctionista, Erin Dunham and Peter John VanDyk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations open November 1st, 2022 and close January 9th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Let a local changemaker know that you see her by nominating her for a Woman of Distinction award. This year, the Women of Distinction Awards will have one pool of nominees, rather than individual award categories. Please be sure to review the eligibility requirements before nominating an individual. Once you have decided to move forward, review each step outlined in the “Nominate” section of the website.

Yes! YWCA Hamilton recognizes the unique contributions of women in Hamilton. All you have to do is determine where the nominee makes their contribution – is it the city of Hamilton or the Halton region? Once confirmed, you can select their city/region of impact in the nomination form.

You can learn if the individual that you are thinking about nominating is eligible by visiting the “Nominate” section of our website.

Tickets and tables can be purchased online in January, 2023. As a purchaser, you’ll have the opportunity to manage your table guest list and names of all ticket holders. The purchase of a table or ticket will provide you access to an award program like no other. Guests will experience an empowering evening in celebration of International Women’s Day and will learn more about YWCA Hamilton’s mission impact and the true changemakers of the Hamilton and Halton community.

As a 2023 Women of Distinction sponsor your company will receive exclusive sponsor benefits. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $20,000 and will power life-changing and life-saving YWCA Hamilton programs and services. By joining us, your company will align itself with Canada’s longest standing and largest women’s organization in the world and you will demonstrate your company’s commitment to the empowerment of women.

For information contact Harvest Wiseman, Philanthropy Coordinator at 905-522-9922 ext. 314 or hwiseman@ywcahamilton.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

CONGRATULATIONS on your nomination! You’ve been identified as a trailblazer in your community and as a woman who has made real impact in the lives of others.

To help you prepare for your journey with YWCA Hamilton and to ensure the best experience as a 2023 Women of Distinction nominee, we have put together an information package to help guide you.

Cristina Lopes, Events and Community Fundraising Coordinator will reach out to you personally by email to share all the details of your nomination. Contact Cristina for any questions you may have at clopes@ywcahamilton.org or phone (905) 522-9922 ext. 171.

Nominate a woman you know

Winners from the previous years

Have questions? Contact a member of our team.

2023 Women of Distinction Awards nominations are open NOMINATE TODAY!

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