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Empower Hour: Women Awards

Thursday, May 9, 2024 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (PDT)


The Women Awards stands as a beacon of recognition, celebrating women of the Yakima Valley who embody professionalism, achievement, influence, leadership, and volunteerism within our community. This ceremony serves as a platform to honor the contributions made by women across diverse sectors, showcasing their remarkable dedication, impact, and resilience. Through their pursuit of excellence, not only do they inspire but also empower others to reach greater heights.

Official 2024 Women Awards Nominees

Legendary Community Service Award - This award is designed to celebrate an individual in the Yakima Valley that demonstrates a commitment to community involvement and promotes the positive spirit of the Yakima Valley.
Pam Cleaver - Moss Adams (Retired)
Vicki Baker - YVCOG
Erin Black Knapp - The Memorial Foundation

Legendary Education Award - This award is presented to an individual who has made a positive impact on their students and in our community.
Sara Cordova - Yakima School District
Linda Kaminski - Yakima Valley College
Bonnie Smith - YV-TECH

Legendary Leadership in Business Award - A person who has proven to be exemplary in their field, leading their company or organization to succeed on a local or regional stage.
Jan Luring - McDonald's of Yakima and Kittitas County
Linda DiLembo - Valley Mall
Kathy Kramer - State Fair Park

Legendary Business Ownership Award - This award recognizes a woman in our community who has not only made a mark in business but is also emerging as a 'woman to watch'. She might be the head of a team, just starting out in business or a future leader.
Barb Petrea - Madd Hatter Amusements
Kelly Gasseling - SPD&G Advertising & Public Relations
Layci Nelson - Transcend Leadership Collective

State Fair Park
1301 S Fair Ave
Yakima, WA 98901-5500 United States

State Fair Park Room 

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Thursday, May 9, 2024 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (PDT)

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