Women of Distinction

Our 2019 raffle was generously sponsored by Bremer Jewelry.

Congratulations to Julie Workman, who was the lucky winner of the 2019 Women of Distinction Bremer Jewelry raffle! She is now the owner of this beautiful glistening cushion of white diamonds that hangs delicately from a white gold chain in this 1.09-carat necklace from the family at Bremer Jewelry. $1,700 value.

Thank you 2019 Women of Distinction Sponsors!


Save the Date!
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Brown Ballroom
Illinois State University

We are excited to return to Illinois State University and the beautifully remodeled Brown Ballroom in the Bone Student Center. Stay in touch with us through our mailing list and we will keep you updated on all the great progress we are making with our 2020 Women of Distinction celebration!

2020 Women of Distinction nominations will become available mid-July.

Each year YWCA McLean County gives special recognition to women who have made their mark on our community. The Women of Distinction award, a YWCA national initiative, is the focus of the event and recognizes the professional and personal achievement of women. Proceeds from the event benefit the diverse programs offered through YWCA McLean County.

Recipients of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award have a shared commitment to give something back to other women in our community, so they created and fund the WINGS Award, which is also presented at the Women of Distinction Award Banquet. The WINGS award is intended to encourage development in women, both professionally and personally, through mentoring and financial support. The award is given annually to a Woman to Improve her skills for a Notable purpose which allows her to Grow professionally and to achieve Success.