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Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon Awards


WATERLOO (KWWL) The YWCA is looking for nominations for Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon Awards. The deadline for nominations is February 18. Nominate a woman deserving of recognition for her role in business and in the community.

Consideration will be given to the ways in which the nominees exemplify the mission and vision of the YWCA.  The nominee's contributions and the degree of impact of her achievements may be in her neighborhood, community, state or nation.  Those "behind the scenes" women as well as those in the public eye should be considered.

The nominee must be a resident and/or work in the Cedar Valley area.  Students attending educational institutions in Black Hawk or Bremer counties are also eligible.

If not selected as a Woman of Persimmon recipient, an individual may be nominated either in the same or in a different category in future years.  Past Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon recipients are eligible to be nominated in another category after five years.

Here are the categories:

Professional/Business Woman - Women will be considered from all levels in the business world: business owners, managers, employees and entrepreneurs.  Nominees may be employed by profit or non-profit organizations and demonstrate their professionalism through commitment, organization effectiveness and ethical leadership.

Volunteer Service - Any woman who has made a significant volunteer contribution to her community, without expecting remuneration.

Young Woman of Tomorrow - Any young woman (age 15-25 years old) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholastic ability, volunteer service or special achievements.

Youth Advocate - Any woman who is an advocate for the health and well-being of youth, either by engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth or working directly with young people through nurture, empowerment and inspiration.

Business/Organization that Empowers Women - Any business or organization that has proven its dedication to the advancement of women by empowering them socially, economically and professionally.

Posted by Danielle Wagner

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