Women of Distinction

Save the Date

44th Annual Women of Distinction Event

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Verizon Wireless Center





YWCA 43rd Annual Women of Distinction Event

Presented by Jones Metal, Inc.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Verizon Wireless Center


2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:    
Diamond Sponsors:    
Pearl Sponsors:    
Bolton & Menk, Inc.                    Bremer BankJones and Magnus, Attorneys at Law

Minnesota Valley Federal  Credit Union

Profinium, Inc.Toppers Plus
United Prairie Bank                    Wells Fargo    
In Kind:    
Lights on Madison & The Design ElementExclusively DiamondsNajwa's CateringNavitorRiver Valley Woman


For more information contact:

Sam Ward
(507) 386-2183






The YWCA has honored 135 women and 5 organizations 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



  2015 Honorees Pictured Above from Left to Right:

  Katie Smentek, Dana Sikkila, Avra Johnson, Amy Vokal











2015 Distinctive Difference Award Recipient - Zonta Club of Mankato