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A total of three individual awards are presented each year – two are given to women who through activism, education, research or creative expression have improved the lives of women and/or addressed the impact of racial inequities. In addition, the Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise Award is presented to a woman 20-35 years old who embodies the mission of the YWCA and who has demonstrated leadership potential in her young career.

All nominees must live, work or volunteer in the YWCA Evanston/North Shore service area, demonstrate a commitment to social change and have garnered respect within her community.

For additional information or to nominate a remarkable woman for a YWomen Leadership Award, please contact the YWCA at 847-864-8445 or ywomen@ywcae-ns.org.