YWCA NorthEastern NY’s Women of Achievement celebration is a time-honored tradition focused on recognizing remarkable women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements throughout their career and/or community involvement. The Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon brings together hundreds of individuals, from near and far, to celebrate and support the exceptional women chosen to receive this prestigious award each year. Additionally, it is YWCA NorthEastern NY’s premiere fundraiser, raising thousands of dollars each year to support the programs and services we provide to empower women in our community to live safer, healthier lives free from abuse.

We are, unfortunately, living in an unprecedented time. YWCA NorthEastern NY has been closely monitoring the growing impact and increased uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of the awardees, our community, guests, and staff are our highest priority. After much thought, discussion, and careful consideration by our CEO, Board of Directors, and Women of Achievement Committee, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 37th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon instead of postponing it further.

At our 2021 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon, we will celebrate the nine Women of Achievement awardees: Barbara Artis, Onicela Cedeno, Cheryl Hage-Perez, Sabrina Mosseau, Michelle Pollard, Cynthia V. Powell, Jessica Sheridan, Natalie Smarro, and Miranda VonFricken, as well as President’s Circle Awardee Alissa Quinn. We are pleased to announce New York Oncology Hematology as the premiere sponsor of the 2021 event.

If you have any questions, please email Kindra McHale.

Thank you for your support and continued understanding. We look forward to celebrating together in 2021!



Online reservations for the 37th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon are open!

CLICK HERE to join the Honorary Committee.

CLICK HERE to purchase a table or individual tickets.

Please call Kindra McHale at 518.374.3394 x105 if you have any questions or would like more information about sponsorship opportunities.



Please click for a list of all past winners of Awards of Excellence, presented at WOA.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Signature Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors






Gold Sponsor

CMI Communications


Silver Sponsor

Redburn Development Partners


Bronze Sponsors


First Scotia Wealth Management

Peterson Campoli & Associates CPAs, PLLC

Sano-Rubin Construction Services

Xenolith Partners LLC