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Calling all women, Nominations needed

WATERLOO- The nomination deadline for the YWCA's Third Annual Women of Persimmon awards is set for Wednesday, February 18th. The YWCA recognizes women who exemplify the YWCA mission and who through their work, their roles in the community and their influence have made a difference.  This year's nominees and winners will be honored at the YWCA's Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon luncheon on March 24th

Nominations are sought for women and businesses or organizations in the following 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 organization and demonstrate their professionalism through commitment, organization effectiveness and ethical leadership.
  • Volunteer - A woman who has made a significant volunteer contribution to her community.
  • Young Woman of Tomorrow - A young woman (age 15 to 25 ) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholastic ability, volunteer service or special achievements.
  • Youth Advocate - A woman who is an advocate for 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 or Organization which Empowers Women - A business or organization that has proven its dedication to the advancement of women by empowering them socially, economically and professionally.

Nomination packets can be picked up at the YWCA, 425 Lafayette or by visiting the Web site at

For additional event information, contact Cheryl Ritz, Marketing & Development Director at 319-234-7589 or

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