Women of Distinction

YWCA Women of Distinction Event

2015 Women of Distinction Award Nominations Now Open!

Do you know a woman who has made a significant impact on the Greater Mankato community? How about a business or organization that works to enrich our community and its members? Nominate them today!

The YWCA is seeking nominations for the following categories:

  • Women of Distinction: three women (31 years of age or older) will be selected
  • Young Woman of Distinction: one young woman (16-30 years of age) will be selected
  • Distinctive Difference: one business or organization will be selected

Awards will be given during the 43rd Annual Women of Distinction event.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Center.


Women of Distinction Nomination Form

Young Woman of Distinction Nomination Form

Distinctive Difference Nomination Form


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Meal Sponsor $2500 (2 Available)

Diamond Sponsor $1500 (10 Available)

Pearl Sponsor $500 (15 Available)

Sponsorship Opportunity Package Information

For more information contact:

Sam Ward
(507) 386-2183




The YWCA has honored 131 women and 3 businesses for their leadership, significant impact on the community and their dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women while promoting peace, justice, freedom and ensuring dignity for all.  Each of the women nominated have made a large impact on the community. Their efforts have helped women to live independently, combat ignorance, actively try to end gender violence and provide community assistance. 


Past Women of Distinction Recipients

Past Young Woman of Distiction Recipients

Past Distictive Difference Award Recipients


2014 Honorees Pictured Above from Left to Right:

Cheryl Hamond, Sue Frost, Julie Hawker