Women of Achievement

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Women of Achievement

Each year the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award is presented to a select group of Northeast Ohio women who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments through career success, community service, leadership, mentoring, and dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Boasting over 200 honorees, the Women of Achievement Academy is comprised of the most accomplished and esteemed leaders in Northeast Ohio.


In your network, organization, industry, or community, do you know a woman who is a trailblazer in her field and exemplifies a commitment to advancing opportunity for other women? Now is the opportunity to recognize her! Nominations for the 2023 Women of Achievement Award are open through August 31st. Click here to make a nomination now!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Stephanie Sheeley, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Events at ssheeley@ywcaofcleveland.org. Please remember to keep nominations confidential.


This year we honored eight powerhouses of progress. Click here to access full bios of all honorees.

Miranda Creel – Executive Vice President of Commercial Treasury Sales, PNC
Robyn N. Gordon – Director of Center Operations, NASA Glenn Research Center
Pastor Courtney Clayton Jenkins – Senior Pastor, South Euclid United Church of Christ
Ann V. Klotz – Head of School, Laurel School
Sandra Madison – Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Robert P. Madison International, Inc.
Sondra Miller – President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Rosanne Potter – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cleveland Foundation
Renee Richard – Vice President of Legal Services and Risk Management, Cuyahoga Community College


We are excited to share a virtual copy of the 2022 Achieve Magazine with you. Click HERE to access full biographies of all of this year’s Women of Achievement honorees, Women of Professional Excellence honorees, our 2022 scholarship winner, information on YWCA’s unique programs, messages from you, a thank you to our sponsors, and more!

For More information, contact Taylor Barnes: Director of Development (216) 881-6878 ext. 233 | tbarnes@ywcaofcleveland.org

Women of Achievement Academy