2023 Women of Distinction
Since 1975, the YWCA Rock County Women of Distinction Awards has honored more than 270 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 48th Annual Women of Distinction Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 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 will be available for $60 each or a table of 8 for $480. 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.
The 2023 Women of Distinction honorees are:
- Deanna Renteria: 2023 Young Woman of Distinction, UW-Whitewater at Rock County Student
- Denise Webb: Hagen CPA
- Erica Daniels: Beloit College
- Jamie Counsell: Mercyhealth
- Julia Jorgensen: Velocity Multi-Sport & Cycling
- Rene Bue: Hedberg Public Library
- Sarah Williams: Edgerton Community Outreach, Inc.
YWCA Rock County’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce they have selected SSM Health as the 2023 Corporate Award of Merit recipient. 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 serve as role models and support policies, practices and attitudes in the advancement of women.
Tickets are $60 each or $480 for a table of 8 and are available to purchase by visiting: https://ywcarockcounty.networkforgood.com/events/53393-2023-women-of-distinction-tickets
Unable to attend but interested in making a donation to the event? You can do so directly here: https://ywcarockcounty.networkforgood.com/projects/185237-2023-women-of-distinction-donation-page
YWCA Rock County is also excited to announce that Ashley Morse will be the 2023 Emcee. Ashley is not only a YWCA Rock County Board Member, but is also the Rock County Circuit Court Judge.
2023 Young Women of Distinction, UW-Whitewater at Rock County Student
Velocity Multi-Sport & Cycling
Hedberg Public Library
Edgerton Community Outreach, Inc.
2023 Corporate Award of Merit Recipient: SSM Health
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.