Achievement Awards

This year, YWCA NENY is honored to celebrate trailblazing individuals in our community who embody our mission, whether at work or in their personal lives, by working towards the elimination of racism and/or empowering women.

For the 40th anniversary we will be celebrating the 40th Annual Empowerment Awards Gala (formerly Women of Achievement) by recognizing individuals in our community for their incredible accomplishments in nine categories. Stay tuned for the announcement of this years awardees!

Prepare to be inspired and celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees with an awards ceremony and celebration! Please join us on March 23rd, 2023 at Rivers Casino to celebrate not only the amazing individuals but also 40 years of these awards, and 135 years of YWCA NorthEastern NY!

2023 Master of Ceremonies – Marcella Hammer, 2022 Achievement Award Winner
Keynote Speaker – Walter Thorne, Albany Business Reviews Market President
Honorary Chairpersons – Dr. Arsyl De Jesus, Oncologist at NYOH and 2022 Achievement Award Winner, and Yuvette Wayman, Executive Assistant of Operations at Business for Good, previous Women of Achievement Awardee, and YWCA NENY Board Vice President.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Premiere Sponsor

Justice Sponsors

Award Sponsors

Business for Good Logo

Congratulations to the 2022 Achievement Awardees:

President’s Circle Award, Alissa Quinn

  • Kathleen “Casey” DiPaola
  • Lorraine Silverman
  • Tatiana Cunningham 
  •  Arsyl De Jesus, M.D.
  • Maura Furey
  • Jacquelyn Szczepanik
  • Kishani Choudhury
  • Marcella Hammer
  • Anzala Alozie
  • Isabella Getter

If you have any questions or would like information about sponsorship opportunities, please email Lauren Trunko, or call her at 518.374.3394 x135