Women of Distinction Awards
March 5, 2020
YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards honour and celebrate trailblazing Hamilton women who have excelled in their fields, and salute outstanding workplaces whose policies and practices promote women’s leadership and equal advancement opportunities.
Celebrating remarkable women in Hamilton
The Women of Distinction Awards support YWCA Hamilton’s fight to advance leadership opportunities for women and girls. Investing in women means investing in the potential of all women. Your support will help close the equity and prosperity gap while recognizing fierce leaders in our community who continue to advance themselves and support the advancement of other women.
Why support women in leadership?
- Because only 4% of CEOs in Canada’s Top 500 companies are women.
- Because for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 75 cents. If she’s a woman of colour, she will earn 60 cents.
- Because wage discrimination limits choices and restricts the futures of generations to come. It creates barriers for securing child care and limits the potential to put food on the table.
Invest in the power of women
YWCA Hamilton is working to address the leadership gap because – to put it simply – investing in women is in an investment in the future of Hamilton.