YWCA Leader Luncheon: Women of Achievement presented by 


Monday, March 7, 2022 To register, host a table or to learn more visit leaderluncheon.swell.gives 

Leader Luncheon is the YWCA Northwestern Illinois’s primary fund-raising event.  Funds from the event are used to develop and expand programming and advocacies for women and families’ economic self-sufficiency with a clear commitment to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.

Leader Luncheon: Women of Achievement Awards

This year’s event will once again honor six outstanding individuals in the categories of Business, Community Leadership, Mentorship, Professions, Promise, and Racial Justice. Nomination forms available here.

List of Previous Award Winners

Bright Future Scholarships*

Each year, YWCA Northwestern Illinois awards a $1,500 Bright Future Scholarships to an outstanding female high school senior.  The YWCA is committed to promoting and recognizing our future leaders. Eligible candidates will reside in Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson, or Jo Daviess counties. Contact Marketing and Fund Development office, 815-968-9681 ext. 308, for further information.

YWCA La Voz Latina Scholarships*

YWCA Northwestern Illinois is honored to be able to continue the La Voz Latina Scholarship, funded through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. This year we are pleased to announce there will be 2 scholarships awarded in the amount of $1670.00 each. These scholarship will be awarded to a male or female high school senior of of Hispanic/Latino descent, residing in Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson or Jo Daviess Counties.



Thank you to our generous sponsors:





Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

Belvidere CUSD District #100


First National Bank & Trust

Furst Staffing


UW Health

Arthur J. Gallagher



Rock Valley Credit Union

Schmeling Construction Company

TH Foods

Woodward, Inc

Area Mechanical

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois

Rockford IT