2021 Women of Distinction

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2021 Women of Distinction

Since 1975, the YWCA Rock County Women of Distinction Awards has honored more than 250 individuals and organizations who have improved women’s lives through community service, professional achievement, integrity, leadership, and dedication to the well-being of others.

The YWCA Rock County is pleased to announce its 46th Annual Women of Distinction Awards will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 5:30pm at the Glen Erin Golf Club/Celtic House in Janesville.

The event recognizes women, young women and businesses or organizations who serve as outstanding role models for others in Rock County. The YWCA presents Women of Distinction Awards and Young Women of Distinction Awards (21 and younger) to women and young women who have shown strong achievement in their work and personal lives, and who have given back to their communities in the spirit of the advancement of other women. Many have been trailblazers in their professions, pathfinders for social justice, or young women on the rise, bringing forth key issues facing Rock County women and girls.

Tickets are $60 each. The evening includes cocktails, a seated dinner and a program featuring the work of the YWCA and the Women of Distinction awards presentation. In addition to honoring outstanding local women, the event raises funds for victims of domestic violence and programs that empower women through the YWCA’s Transitions for Women program.

For information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kari Dray, 608-752-5445, Ext. 206, or email kdray@ywcarockco.com.


2021 Recipients:

Tasha Bell

Equity Manager, Rock County Human Services (starting June 1, 2021)

Robin Bye

Student Data Coordinator, School District of Beloit

Jennie Krajeck

Sales Account Executive, LAMAR Outdoor Advertising

Rosamaria Laursen

Instructional Leadership Biliteracy Coordinator, School District of Beloit

Tess Nguyen

Owner/Writer, Janesville Area Stories

Genia Stevens

Owner, Belwah Media and Founder & Executive Director, Rock County Jumpstart

2021 Corporate Award of Merit Recipient: HealthNet of Rock County

The award recognizes businesses and organizations in Rock County that work to improve the quality of life in the community. Recipients of this award also must serve as role models and support policies, practices and attitudes in the advancement of women.

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