We're Here to Help (315) 735-8571

2013 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women

April 4, 2013

I just had the privilege of attending the 2013 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon with several of my First Source co-workers. I walked into a packed room of what had to be close to 400 attendees who were all there to show their support for the YWCA and the eight women that were being … Continue reading "2013 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women"
Kristy Nole – AVP Marketing & Communications

I just had the privilege of attending the 2013 YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon with several of my First Source co-workers. I walked into a packed room of what had to be close to 400 attendees who were all there to show their support for the YWCA and the eight women that were being honored.

The mission of the YWCA is “eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” The Salute to Outstanding Women event is designed to recognize the exceptional achievements of women in our region from sectors such as education, healthcare, human services and racial justice. These women may come from all walks of life, various careers and areas of our community but they all share common traits – they care; they give; they make a difference in the lives of others.

We may think that violence, abuse, racism and social injustice doesn’t exist in our community. But these issues are real and they do happen here. And unfortunately all too many of us are aware and have been personally impacted in some way.

YWCA2What’s interesting is that almost all of the women that were honored today spoke about their own personal support network. Many of them attributed their success and core values to their parents or others in their lives that were influential and modeled the way. I think about the opportunities I myself was afforded by growing up in a loving, nurturing environment where violence, abuse, racism and social injustice were foreign concepts. As an adult and now a Mom, I am unfortunately reminded every day of how unjust the world can be and how it is my responsibility to keep those I love and those around me safe from harm.

I am encouraged by the work being done by these eight individuals and this amazing organization and am honored to have been invited to help recognize these achievements today. I feel compelled to do my part to create a brighter future and I hope others will join me in doing the same.

To learn more, visit http://www.ywcamv.org/

Posted in: YWCA





​charity “best “debt “savings 50/30/20 529 about account account” adults advice Amanda L. King Memorial Fund American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross Amy DeMetri animals atv financing pre-approval atv pre-approval Auto auto loan back bad credit bank Berowski bike Blog Blog Posts Blogs Blue boat loans borrow Branch breach budget business camper cancer Capitol Civic Center Car car loan Card Cell Phones For Soldiers Challenge charity Check checking checks children Children's Museum Christmas Chuck club College Comets Community compounding consolidation” conventional Corporate Credit Credit Card credit cards credit union Dance the Night Away debt deposit destinations dividend donation down payment Dream earnings education Entrepreneurs Equifax equity expenses experienced investing experienced investor FHA Fical Finance Financial financial literacy program financing Firley Moran First First Source Federal Credit Union for Games Genesis Genesis Group gifts giving Giving Tuesday Go Good Good News Center Goodison-Bick Greiner Group guide Halloween HCCC Health healthy pet loan Heart herkimer holiday Holiday loan holidays home home buying Home Improvement Loan hot tub house House of the Good Shepherd Hug Indoor installation interest invest Investment investments JD Arrante Jessie Joseph R. Carucci Legacy Awards Julie Keller KIDS Kid's Oneida kitchen remodel kristy learn lien lienhouse Lilli living smarter LMV loan Loans Local long-term savings manage management Marketing Maxam medical Mel member members mentoring Michael Mike missing money money management Money Market Mortgage Mortgages Motorcycle Financing Motorcycle Loan MVCC National Center for Missing & Exploited Children National Credit Union Youth Month NCMEC Neumann New New Hartford new investors nole North Utica of One Oneida online online safety Only order checks Orsomarso overdraft Pamela paperwork Paralympics Parsons patient pay bills payments personal loans pet care pet financing pet surgery Pete pets plan planning Posts Power Pre-approval presents President/CEO programs protection purchase QR Questions rates recreational loans Red reduce relief renovation Requirements Resolutions resort resorts retirement rewards ride Rome Run RV Ryan Misencik Safety saving savings savings account savings” Schools Schumer security Sen. service settlement” Sherman Sinnott Education Center ski resort ski trips sled snowboard snowmobile snowmobile trails social media Source South South Utica spending spots SSHS Staff Stevens-Swan Humane Society students Sue Summer system Tammy Cieslak Tanya Taxes teachers Team teens testimonial the The American Cancer Society Tiny's Grill Tips Tom travel treatment treats Tricia trip TV Union Unite United United Way Up Utica Utica Children’s Museum Utica Zoo VA vacation vacation financing vacation loan Valley Health Services Video Visa volunteer Waggle Walk Walk-A-Thon Way We Wear Wellness Wells Wendy Why wig Wiggle wild Winner winners Winter withdrawal women Women’s Employment & Resource Center Year's York You You’re Young Young Entrepreneurs Academy Young Scholars Program YWCA