TOLEDO, OHIO: The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is hosting the 28th Annual Milestones Event: A Tribute to Women. YWCA Northwest Ohio has commemorated Women’s History Month by recognizing leaders throughout various professional industries and areas of activism and advocacy who embody the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

The Milestones Awards Event was established in 1996 to recognize women of Northwest Ohio who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have opened doors for other women to achieve their potential. They are honored for outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the following eight areas:  Arts, Business, Education, Government, Sciences, Social Services, Volunteerism and NEW: Women on the Rise. Nominees must live or work in Northwest Ohio, demonstrate outstanding achievement or distinction in career and community work, and exhibit leadership qualities.  Criteria for selection include:  unique, exemplary achievements in her field, serves as a role model for women in the community, and lives a life consistent with the YWCA mission. The proceeds from the YWCA Milestones will benefit 29,000 local women and families who utilize the programming of the YWCA.

“The Milestones award luncheon is one of the largest fundraising events, sponsored by local companies and organizations each year,” said Mindi Marshall. “It is one of the area’s most prestigious award recognition events for women.”

Milestone: A Tribute to Women will be held at the Glass City Center Ballroom on Thursday March 30, 2023. Networking will be encouraged beginning at 11:30am, the program will begin at 12:00pm and the event will conclude at 1:30pm. Know a strong leader who you think could be the next Milestone Honoree? Nomination forms are live at: Deadline for Submission: October 31st, 2022