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Nominations for Salute to Outstanding Women 2019 are now open!

Nominations are due no later than close of business on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
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Each year, YWCA MV honors amazing women throughout our community. These women have made significant contributions to the Mohawk Valley, and for that, they deserve to be recognized.

Since the beginning of Salute to Outstanding Women in 1989, we have honored 248 incredible women from Oneida and Herkimer counties. The award officially welcomes each year’s new honorees to our Salute Academy, a collective of all the women we have honored through the decades.

2019 marks the 100th birthday of the 19th Amendment. On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment, officially giving women the right to vote on a national scale. The Amendment went on to be ratified by each of the 50 states in the following months. Salute to Outstanding Women 2019 will honor the spirit of the suffragettes who fought for this right and for women’s equality and empowerment for nearly 70 years.

As we begin our 31st year of Salute to Outstanding Women, we are excited to celebrate these remarkable women with you. Salute acknowledges those who empower others, whether they are active and vocal in the face of adversity or they act in quiet, meaningful ways. Much like the suffragettes, Salute honorees are champions of positive change.

The Salute award categories this year are:
– Education
– Entrepreneur
– Healthcare
– Human and Public Service
– Professions/Business & Industry
– Social Justice
– STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
– Unsung Heroine
– Outstanding Youth

A special thank you to all of our sponsors for Salute 2019.

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We look forward to celebrating 100  years of women’s right to vote with you and our new Salute honorees!