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Connect with a member of YWCA Hamilton’s Philanthropy team to learn more about the 2024 Women of Distinction Awards.

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Heather Barkley

Director of Philanthropy
(905) 522-9922 ext. 156

For event production, partnership or sponsorship inquiries.

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Sara Charters

Philanthropy Officer
(905) 522-9922 x 315

For auction inquiries.

Cristina Lopes

Cristina Lopes

Events & Community Fundraising Specialist
(905) 522-9922 ext. 171

For help completing your ticket purchase, or any other ticket related questions

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Daniela Guilietti

Director of Public Affairs

For storytelling and media inquiries.

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Harvest Wiseman

Philanthropy Coordinator
(905) 522-9922 ext. 314

For sponsorship and advertising inquiries.

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Stacey Marshall

Volunteer Coordinator

For volunteer inquiries.

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Chris Cunningham

Donor Relations and Data Coordinator
(905) 522-9922 x 162

To purchase your tickets over the phone or for ticketing and/or charitable tax receipt support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nominations open November 1st, 2023 and close January 8th, 2024 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 and Halton. 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, 2024. 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 2024 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 2024 Women of Distinction nominee, we have put together an information package to help guide you.

Cristina Lopes, Events & Community Fundraising Specialist 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.

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