50th Annual Leader Luncheon
“Because of Her”
November 17, 2022

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Networking Reception and YShop Pop-Up
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Luncheon Program
1:30 – 2:00 PM
YShop Pop-Up

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

For 146 years, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has been a leader in creating positive social change with a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We believe that our communities are made healthier, wealthier, stronger and more resilient through the contributions of women. And, since 1972 we’ve held our annual Leader Luncheon at which we honor Outstanding Leaders who are aligned to the YWCA’s mission. This year’s honorees also contribute to healthier, wealthier, stronger, and more resilient communities through their approaches to business, journalism, public health and corporate social responsibility. We hope you will join us on November 17, 2022 to learn more about YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s impact and our 2022 Outstanding Leaders.

Outstanding Leader in Racial Justice: Natalie Moore, Author and Journalist, WBEZ 
Corporate Social Innovation: Discover
Outstanding Leader in Health Equity: Allison Arwady, Founder, M.D., Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health
Outstanding Leader in Business: Nykia Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Sun-Times

Online ticket sales have ended. If you’d like to attend, limited tickets will be available for purchase at the event. 


Thank you to our sponsors

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