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YWCA Tulsa • 1503 S. Denver Ave • Tulsa, OK 74119 • Phone: 918-587-2100 • info@ywcatulsa.org • © Copyright 2016 YWCA Tulsa All Rights Reserved

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YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Through inclusion and empowerment, we address race and gender disparities in wellness, wealth and education. YWCA supports nearly 400,000 women, children and people of color in the Tulsa area through four hallmark programs: health and wellness, immigrant and refugee services, racial justice, and women’s empowerment. For more information on YWCA, visit ywcatulsa.org. YWCA is a Partner Agency of the Tulsa Area United Way

In 2015 two powerhouse organizations teamed up to form the Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards. The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women honored more than 200 Tulsa women with its Pinnacle Award between 1987 and 2011. After the YWCA celebrated its 100-year anniversary in December 2014, the first Women of the Year Awards were presented in April 2015. Given its success and the opportunity to partner with the long-standing Pinnacle Awards, YWCA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve this organic partnership, uniting both awards.

 

Each year, YWCA, in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, honors 10 of Tulsa’s brightest female figures through Women of the Year — Pinnacle Awards. This Grammy's-style, star-studded showcase features empowered women, enlightened men and riveting entertainment. Women of the Year – Pinnacle Award winners embody the mission of YWCA, eliminating racism and empowering women; and uphold the legacy of the Pinnacle Awards. That legacy is reflected in these women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform community services and advocate for women’s issues and concerns.

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Explosive artistic tributes. Fierce fashion and gala fun. World-renowned women-made or women-owned spirits, wine and beer in the Grand Tasting. Join us for Herstory, honoring 10 fearless Tulsa leaders who are creating real change for women and girls here at home. Set to the theme of fiction’s most powerful and enigmatic female heroines, the “Tulsa Grammy’s” are back to celebrate the unbreakable feminine spirit, and those men strong enough to share her story. This year’s Women of the Year – Pinnacle Awards will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center, Tulsa.

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About the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women acts as the central clearinghouse and coordinating agency for activities and information relating to women. The commission is charged with helping women develop a collective voice to influence public policy and affect positive changes in their lives, in addition to stimulating research in the area of women’s legal rights; educating the community on the status of women by publicizing information on women’s rights and obligations; reviewing the range of services available to women to enable them to fully contribute to society and assist agencies in pursuing needed services.