Cecile Richards Announced as the 2013 YWA Keynote Speaker

Cecile Richards To Deliver Keynote Address for 20th Annual Young Women of Achievement Awards

Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards will deliver the keynote address at the Women’s Information Network’s annual Young Women of Achievement Awards on February 28, 2013.

The Women’s Information Network (WIN) is pleased to announce that Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), will deliver the keynote address at the 20th annual Young Women of Achievement Awards (YWA). In honor of the 20th anniversary, this year’s theme is, “20/20 Vision: 20 Years of YWA. 20 Women Senators. Headed Towards a Perfect Vision.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a champion of women’s reproductive rights join us as we celebrate the achievements of these talented young women,” said WIN chair Andrea Gleaves.

YWA is WIN's annual celebration of highly talented, up-and-coming young women leaders making a difference. YWA acknowledges young, Democratic, pro-choice women of excellence who have made strides in their field and a significant difference in the world. The nominees are Democratic, pro-choice women who are 35 years of age or younger, and live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. A full list of nominees can be found here.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Carnegie Institute and begin with a networking reception at 6:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony at 7:30pm where the winners will be announced.

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