YWCA USA will celebrate the achievements of extraordinary leaders who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on June 13, at 6 pm at the Grand Hyatt Washington, as part of their 2014 Annual Conference.

“The Women of Distinction Awards honor women from all areas of civic life for their incredible service and leadership, and their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of women and their families,” said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D.

This year’s honorees include Gaby Pacheco for Advocacy and Civic Engagement, Deloitte LLP, for Corporate Social Responsibility, Jaspen Boothe for Military and Veterans Affairs, and Sister Simone Campbell for Women’s Empowerment.

Robin Givens – television, film and stage actress and advocate – will host the Gala. She has served as spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and was awarded the Vital Link Award by that organization for her over 20 years of work on behalf of women, children and families facing the challenges of domestic violence. She is also Co-Chair of Women Who Care.

YWCA USA will also recognize three local YWCA associations for their outstanding work in the areas of women’s empowerment, racial justice, and advocacy. There are nearly 230 local YWCA associations in the United States providing critically important services and supports in communities large and small, urban and rural.

Richardson-Heron said, “We are truly proud to celebrate and honor the vital and life changing impact that YWCAs across the country have every day in the lives of women, girls, families and communities.”

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