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YWCA Women of Achievement honors WSU professor Celestina Barbosa-Leiker with science, technology and environment award

Hard work is part of Celestina Barbosa-Leiker’s DNA. As a child she watched her parents get advanced degrees while they worked and as a Latina woman, Barbosa-Leiker knew hard work …


Officer Traci Ponto selected to receive YWCA Women of Achievement award for government and public service

Spokane Police Department Neighborhood Resource Officer Traci Ponto never had any doubt she wanted to be a police officer.


Gonzaga professor and English department chair selected to receive YWCA Women of Achievement award for education

Gonzaga University professor and English department chair Ann Ciasullo has been selected for the 2019 YWCA Women of Achievement award for education.


YWCA Women of Achievement: Martin Luther King Center director earns Carl Maxey Racial and Social Justice Award

Freda Gandy came to Spokane from Mississippi to study developmental psychology at Eastern Washington University, but never thought she’d end up entering the nonprofit world and becoming and advocate for …


Beloved nun will be honored posthumously with YWCA Women of Achievement lifetime achievement award

When the women receiving this year’s YWCA Women of Achievement awards gather for a luncheon today to honor their contributions, one award recipient will be missing. Sister Celine Steinberger, a …


YWCA honoree, computer programmer, channels experience with sex bias to helping other women

Rebecca Long made a career for herself in technology despite not having a high school diploma and despite the reaction of people who don’t believe women can work in technology. …


YWCA to honor CVHS senior for wide range of achievments

Alex Moore, 17, has a broad spectrum of interests. The senior at Central Valley High School been the president of Spokane Engineering Post, a group of students who pursue their …


YWCA women’s lunch Oct. 25

Tickets are available for the 30th annual Women of Achievement Benefit Luncheon on Oct. 25. Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will speak at the luncheon.


Hard work continues long after credits roll

Mention “Erin Gruwell” in Spokane and you won’t get flashes of instant recognition. But mention that Hilary Swank played her in the 2007 film “Freedom Writers” and the “oh-yeahs” begin.


YWCA celebrates its honor roll

It started as the “buck a month program” – a church program trying to raise enough money to feed homeless teens at Crosswalk a roast beef dinner instead of the …