Women of Distinction Awards 2022
Shining a light on the women and girls who build Hamilton and Halton
In honour of International Women’s Day, YWCA Hamilton celebrated the trailblazers that build our Hamilton and Halton community and publicly unveiling the #WOMENBUILDHAMILTON campaign
Thank you Hamilton and Halton for making the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards a HERstory making evening!
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 our 14 award winners and incredible nominees that build Hamilton and Halton.
$390,000 raised and counting...
We set a bold fundraising goal of $100,000 to help build a Hamilton first. Over $200,000 was raised solely through donations and commitments to our Builder’s Circle.
The YWCA Hamilton 2022 Women of Distinction Awards Gala 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
Watch the Virtual Awards Gala
Meet the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards Host
Victoria Mancinelli is Director of Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships the at the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) which represents the interests of over 140,000 Members across various sectors in Canada including construction and the skilled-trades, Healthcare and Industrial. As an Advisor to LiUNA’s Indigenous Relations Department and a tireless advocate as the Chair of LiUNA OPDC Women in the Trades Department, Victoria is committed to empowering opportunities, dismantling structural barriers and challenging the assumptions and implicit biases that have traditionally prevented women from entering the workforce. YWCA Hamilton is honoured to welcome Victoria as the 2022 Women of Distinction Emcee!
With Special Appearances by
Layne, The Auctionista
Denise Christopherson, CEO of YWCA Hamilton
Have a seat and grab a snack… it’s time to tune in and get inspired! In addition to airing on Cable 14 and YourTV Halton, our guests and those who missed it can watch the 2022 Awards Gala any time while following along the fun through our 2022 Women of Distinction Awards Digital Program.
Meet the 2022 Nominees
Thank you to all the guests who tuned in daily between February 7-11, 2022 for our Nominee Reveal events to meet the trailblazers who build Hamilton and Halton. Through our virtual category unveiling events, guests had the opportunity to hear firsthand from our award nominees!
Miss an event? No problem! Our Nominee Reveals will air on Cable14 and YourTV Halton and are available for viewing anytime on our award category pages.
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