YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a non-profit organization located in Darien, Connecticut dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The national mission translates locally into a vision of creating opportunities for connection, growth, leadership, and empowerment for women and families at every age and stage of their lives.
Each year we honor women in the Darien/Norwalk communities who epitomize our mission through their community leadership and contributions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual Women of Distinction Award Ceremony in 2020 to formally honor the six phenomenal women selected. During our 2021 event, we will honor those six women, in addition to at least one additional woman and one young woman of distinction.
The criteria for the new honorees will be: women whose community leadership and contribution have focused on issues related to racial equity, social justice, and/or strengthening our community during the pandemic. We will celebrate our honorees in early June during a small in-person event including a live stream option.
Young Woman of Distinction - Lily Genovese
Katherine Price Snedaker
Young Women of Distinction - Morgan Riley
Young Woman of Distinction - Emma Dahlquist
Kara Nelson Baekey
Young Women of Distinction - Katie Schorr
Young Woman of Distinction - Ellie Cush
Sandy Nielsen Baumann
Dr. Josephine Velazquez Rucquoi
Young Woman of Distinction - Merlyn Tejada
Maryann Lehmann, MD.
Young Women of Distinction - Sloane Bessey
Louise Parker Berry
Distinguished Service Award - Babs White
Young Women of Distinction - Katie Farren
Young Women of Distinction - Niya Wright
Jeanne Marconi, MD.
Young Woman of Distinction - Katie Grozier
Distinguished Service Award - Anne Flanagan
Young Women of Distinction - Rachel Hathaway
49 Old Kings Hwy N
Darien, CT 06820
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. All Rights Reserved. © 2020 YWCA Darien/Norwalk.