Do you know an Unstoppable Woman Changing Boston?

Nominate her for YW Boston’s 2020 Academy of Women Achievers!



YW Boston is asking you, our supporters and friends, to nominate women you know who are leading in their fields, creating change, and breaking down barriers in Boston and beyond.

2020 Academy of Women Achievers Awardees

This award acknowledges “Unstoppable Women Changing Boston” who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their professional and civic lives.

  • Anyone may nominate a woman they believe should be recognized for their leadership and achievement.
  • Start Date: We will begin to accept nominations on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
  • Nomination Due Date: Nominations are due on or before Monday, September 30, 2019.
  • After nominations close, YW Boston’s Host Committee and staff will evaluate nominees and select five honorees.
  • Chosen nominees will be alerted that they have been chosen in Fall 2019.
  • The nominee must demonstrate leadership within their Boston-area organization or community.
  • The nominee must be available to receive the award in-person at YW Boston’s 25th Academy of Women Achievers Luncheon, June 2, 2020.
  • The nominee’s key gender identity, experience, and internal perception on the spectrum of gender, must be woman.
  • Awardees may represent any industry. Recently YW Boston has recognized women leading in communications, finance, healthcare, law, energy, retail and the nonprofit sector.
  • As a social justice organization, we encourage you to consider candidates who are diverse by race, ethnicity, and sector.
  • One of the five awardees will be awarded the Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Award. Created in honor of YW Boston’s former President & CEO Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, the award honors an up-and-coming young professional woman of color who is a leader in her field. Please designate in your nomination if your nominee should be considered for this award.



The 25th Annual Academy of Women Achiever’s Luncheon will be June 2, 2020. Learn more.
Thank you to everyone who nominated an Unstoppable Woman for the 2020 Academy of Women Achievers. Nominations are currently closed. Please be on the lookout in late 2019 to see who will be awarded at our 25th annual luncheon.