Distinguished Young Woman Award

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YWCA Greater Cleveland will recognize a select group of young women age 35 or under who have made an impact in their careers and in their communities.

YWCA is proud to announce our 2019 Distinguished Young Woman honorees! These 15 young professional women were nominated and selected to receive this award because they are making a difference in Northeast Ohio through their career accomplishments, community involvement, and their commitment to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA has a rich history of honoring women in leadership and we are proud to be recognizing the second class of Distinguished Young Women.

Brittany N. Barron – Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Assistant General Counsel/Risk Management Coordinator
Jessica Cohen – Unify Project, Vice President of External Affairs
Cynthia Connolly – Policy Matters Ohio, Development Director
Elisse Corrigan – Case Western Reserve University, Director, Homecoming Events and Special Programming, The Alumni Association
Sara Elaqad – Minds Matter Cleveland, Executive Director
Keniece Gray – City of Cleveland, City Performance Auditor
Annette Iwamoto – Providence House, Strategic Initiatives Manager
Dr. Jessica Headley, Ph.D., LPC – Ursuline College, Assistant Professor, Co-Director of the Ursuline College Women’s Center
Chelsey Kovar – All of Her Design, Owner/ Art Director
Rasheeda Larkin – Cleveland Clinic, Program Manager, Community Outreach
Nicole Kowalski – Kowalski Communications Consulting, LLC, Owner/Marketing Consultant
Alison Magyari – Eaton Corporation, Manager, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence Center of Excellence
Bethany Monteiro – NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology, Director of Social and Emotional Learning
Christina Niro – Frantz Ward LLP, Attorney/Partner
Joyce Pan Huang – MidTown Cleveland, Inc., Director of Planning and Placemaking