The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honors individuals and organizations whose activities contribute to the well-being of the community. 2013 marked it’s 30th year, and I was honored to be shortlisted as a nominee for the Community Building category – standing amongst such high-caliber, intelligent women all pushing to help make a positive impact in the world.
The winner of the award went to Kamal Dhillon, an inspirational speaker, writer and domestic violence counsellor who helps empower women and communities to end domestic abuse. Check out her book, Black and Blue Sari.
It was such an amazing experience, being in a room of over 1000 attendees who were there to cheer on the women of our community who are seeking social change by taking action. There was no mistake that this was a room full of women who supported other women, and that sense of camaraderie was inspiring.