Young Women of Distinction

Each Spring, the Women’s Council presents the Young Women of Distinction (“YWOD”) Award in an effort to nurture Rochester’s next-generation of women leaders!  The award and event recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding female high school seniors throughout the Greater Rochester Area for their academic excellence, leadership, and community service.

This year, the event will be held on May 1.

In 2017, the Women’s Council is partnering with 98 PXY.  Megan Carter and Corey James from 98PXY will be emceeing the event.  Additionally the celebration will feature a keynote speech by ATHENA Award® Recipient, Nannette Nocon and ATHENA Young Professional Award recipient, Melisza Campos. 

Each year, there are many sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsorship of a YWOD intern, which allows the finalists and local businesses a chance to build strong connections and engaging work experience through the Summer. We believe this partnership is critical to helping our region keep its best and brightest graduates.

For more information regarding sponsorship packages, please contact our Chamber Affiliate Liaison via e-mail or call (585) 256-4644. Learn more about the award here.