YWCA Madison will present its annual Women of Distinction Leadership Awards to women who represent outstanding achievement in their field of endeavor during their upcoming Moxie Conference on Tuesday, May 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Monon Terrace Community and Convention Center.
Despite many gains in access and equality, women in the United States still face significant wage gaps and hold fewer senior leadership positions than men. The Moxie Conference works to change this and fulfill YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by strengthening conference attendees’ personal career skills and creating a coalition of people dedicated towards collective action aimed at removing structural barriers for women in leadership.
Women of Distinction’s achievements support YWCA’s work to close the gender leadership gap and support equity for all. Since the awards began in 1974, YWCA Madison has honored over 200 role models in our community. The community is encouraged to celebrate with these award recipients during the Moxie Conference on May 23. The awards will be presented during a lunchtime event, beginning at 11:30 a.m.