YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients 2024

Recipients of the 41st YWCA Women of Distinction Awards were announced this evening at the Westin Bayshore in Downtown Vancouver. Over a thousand guests gathered to celebrate the 106 nominees and 12 recipients of the awards, presented by Scotiabank.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients 2024
Alexis and me (Rebecca) at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards with hosts Sophie Lui and Fred Lee

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients 2024

“For me the awards are most importantly about visibility. It’s about seeing women in positions of power, of influence, as change-makers, and as visionaries”
– YWCA CEO Erin Seeley

The recipients celebrated tonight:

The fundraising goal of the evening was $250,000 to support the YWCA Slocan development, which will provide deeply affordable and below-market housing with 70 new homes to help individuals and families thrive. An update on that total plus official photos from the evening will be available a bit later on the YWCA’s Facebook page.

YWCA Nominations

Nominations for the 2025 awards are now open! Deadline to nominate is November 29, 2024. The YWCA strongly encourage nominations that recognize the contributions of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, as well as LGBTQ2S+ individuals. These awards honour all women, including trans women. 

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, since 2010.