The Young Women of Achievement (YWA) Awards is one of WIN's most anticipated events. YWA is composed of two parts: a networking reception and an award ceremony, which honors the accomplishments of more than 20 local DC women under 35. Over 400 people attend this event, and it's a great networking opportunity for newcomers to WIN.

The networking reception serves as way for WIN members to mingle in a professional setting and have the opportunity to learn more about WIN programming. It also is a great opportunity to meet Advisory Council members, the Executive Committee, the Network Council and the YWA Nominees themselves. The award ceremony opens with a speech, given by an accomplished woman. Some past speakers include Congresswomen Donna Edwards and Christine Pelosi, Cecile Richards, and Neera Tanden. After the speech, the nominees are recognized and the winners are announced. Overall, YWA is the perfect way to acknowledge distinguished rising stars in the pro-choice, Democratic community of women in DC!

To learn more about our 2014 YWA event and for a full list of awardees and nominees, please click here.