Women of Distinction

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
Verizon Center Grand Hall

Women of Distinction

Look for this 1-day event in March 2020.
The date and time are yet to be determined

Since 1973 YWCA has honored 150+ women and 8+ 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 Honorees

YWCA Mankato has honored and recognized the contributions of women in our community every year since 1973. Take a look at past recipients of the award. 


About the selection process:

The Selection Committee is a confidential committee made up of:

  • 1-2 YWCA Mankato board members
  • 2-3 Past Honorees of the Women of Distinction Award
  • 1-2 Women of Distinction Event Committee Members
  • 1 YWCA Mankato staff (only as tie-breaker, if needed)

Nominations are scored in the categories of: 

  • Journey (up to 25 points)
  • Leadership, Contributions, Impact (up to 25 points)
  • Empowering Women, Eliminating Racism (up to 40 points)
  • Relationship with YWCA Mankato (up to 10 points) 


For Additional Information:

Contact our office at 507-345-4629 or email ywca@ywcamankato.org.

Frequently Asked Questions


2019 Sponsors

Presented by:

Platinum Sponsor:


VIP Party Sponsors:


Diamond Sponsors:



Pearl Sponsor:

Bank Vista


Ruby Sponsors:

Bremer Bank


Ecumen Pathstone Living

JBeal Real Estate Group

Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic

Taylor Corporation