YWCA Greenwich Announces 2021 Women Who Inspire Award Honorees

YWCA Greenwich is proud to announce the 2021 Women Who Inspire Award honorees: Wendy Block; Anna Cerra, RN, DNP; Andrea F. Douglas, MD, FAANS, FACS; Deirdre Shay Kamlani; Clarena L. McBeth, LMHC, LMPC; Elaine Ubiña; Yonni Wattenmaker; Allison J. Wolowitz; and Jacqueline D. Woods.

2021 YWCA Greenwich Women Who Inspire Award Winners, Lauren Harteveldt, Deirdre Shay Kamlani, Elaine Ubiņa, Allison Wolowitz, Yonni Wattenmaker, Clarena McBeth, Wendy Block, Jacqueline Woods, Andrea Douglas, Anna Cerra, Ella Moore. Photo: ChiChi Ubiņa/Fairfield County LOOK

The Women Who Inspire Award was established to recognize and celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in philanthropic, professional, and volunteer pursuits and enriched the lives of those in our community.

The awards will be presented on November 11 with a virtual event hosted by CNN anchor and author, Alisyn Camerota.

Also being honored at the event this year with the Next Generation Women Who Inspire Award are Lauren Harteveldt, a student at Greenwich Academy and Ella Moore, a student at Greenwich High School.

“All of our honorees have made a substantial impact on our community, and we are thrilled to celebrate and lift up their accomplishments,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, YWCA Greenwich President and CEO.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) will receive the Women Who Inspire Corporate Award for their outstanding leadership in developing a strong culture and practices that support gender equity and women’s empowerment. As a local community foundation, FCCF has partnered with YWCA Greenwich, through their Fund for Women and Girls, to fund programs that support women and girls throughout the region.

YWCA Greenwich has a long history of honoring women in our community including the BRAVA Awards which were established in 1977 and recognized professional women, the Spirit of Greenwich Awards which began in 1994 and honored volunteers, and the Women Who Inspire Awards which was established in 2019 to recognize all women and the fluidity in today’s work/life balance.

To date over 500 women have been honored by YWCA Greenwich for their outstanding achievements and commitment to philanthropic causes that have benefitted so many in the community.

The 2021 Women Who Inspire Awards co-chairs are Robbie Kestnbaum, Liz Longmore, Madhu Mathur, and Jane Snowdon.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, go to www.ywcagrn.org/inspire