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2019 YWCA Champions of Diversity

“No Hate, No Fear…Creating an Inclusive Community.”



The 2019 YWCA Champions of Diversity Award will be presented to residents, community leaders, and professionals that have engaged in significant efforts to promote diversity and eliminate racism locally or at a national level. These actions capture the YWCA’s Mission of Eliminating Racism & Empowering Women and strengthen the fabric of our community by helping to advance opportunities for all.

Awardees will be publicly recognized and inducted into the YWCA Diversity Achievers Academy during the organization’s 21st Annual Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism and Promote Diversity to be held on Thursday April 25th at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Day of Commitment is an event that promotes progress and equips training participants with the tools to contribute to the larger goal of working to eradicate racism and form a more inclusive and equitable society. In addition, the 2019 Awardees will be featured in the YWCA’s E-letter and social media platforms. The Awardee’s company or organizational logo will appear in each Awardee entry when published online.


If your company, organization, church, student association, college campus or local neighborhood is taking active measures to promote diversity or organizing campaigns aimed at increasing inclusion, tolerance, and interracial dialogue, please take a moment to nominate the individual or individuals at the helm of the effort.

The nominee should demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:

  • Individual embodies and defends the values of justice, peace, dignity, and equality;
  • Individual is actively leading or participating in programs that embrace and promote diversity and inclusion;
  • The individual’s work supports opportunities for women’s growth and leadership; and/or
  • Through their work or advocacy, the individual is creating opportunities for persons and professionals of

Nomination Period Has Passed