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YWCA Leader Luncheon

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Leader Luncheon XXXVIII: Women of Achievement

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.

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Keynote Speaker: Lisa Regina

Lisa Regina, Actress, Acting Coach, Filmmaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, and Founder/Director of the non profit A Write to Heal. Lisa’s experience with domestic abuse by her celebrity actor/fiancee in 2005 led to her commitment to educate and raise awareness around domestic violence. She founded A Write to Heal as way to help other survivors heal through writing.


Bright Future Scholarship

Each year, YWCA Northwestern Illinois awards $1,500 Bright Future Scholarships to outstanding female high school seniors. The YWCA is committed to promoting and recognizing our future leaders. The 2018 Bright Future Scholarship deadline is January 19, 2018. 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 Scholarship

YWCA Northwestern Illinois is honored to be able to continue the La Voz Latina Scholarship, funded through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. This $2,500 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. Please download the scholarship application to review eligibility and requirement criteria. Scholarship deadline is January 19, 2018.

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. Nominate a colleague, mentor, or co-worker today. The deadline has been extended to January 26, 2018.

Previous Award Recipients


Thank You to Our Valued Event Sponsors





GE Aviation

Lechtenberg & Associates LLC


PNC Bank

Leaders in the Workplace

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.


Oliver Close LLC

SwedishAmerican Health System- Belvidere



Chartwell Agency

First National Bank and Trust 

Ringland-Johnson Construction






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March 5
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Giovanni’s Conference Center
610 N. Bell School Rd
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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