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YWCA Women of Excellence

YWCA Women of Excellence

The YWCA is on a mission to empower women at all stages in their careers. Diversity in leadership is particularly vital to our vibrant business community in the Greater Topeka Area.

The YWCA is celebrating 31 years of recognizing Women of Excellence in our community with the theme “Dare to be Powerful.” We dare to be powerful, despite whatever obstacles may present themselves along the way.

2019 YWCA Women of Excellence:

Abbey Frye, Kansas Gas Service

Alice Weingartner, GraceMed Health Clinic

Allyson Wetter, KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies

Amy Billinger, Anneal Initiative

Amy Kincade, Stormont Vail Health

Andrea Kaberline, Envista Credit Union

Ashley Wallace, Hot In Topeka

Beth Anne Branden, BA Designs

Caitlyn Halsey, Dialogue Coffee House

Carolyn Ward, Independent Consultant

Captain Colleen Stuart, Topeka Police Department

Danielle Kruse-Thoele, Topeka Habitat for Humanity

Danira Fernandez-Flores, USD 345 Seaman Schools

Delia Garcia, Kansas Department of Labor

Erin A. Beckerman, Riordan, Fincher, Beckerman, PA

Glenda Washington, GO Topeka

Irene Davis, Cruise Planners-Travel with Davis

Jennifer Goetz, Azura Credit Union

Jesyca Hope, Kansas Independent College Association

Julie Castaneda, Dog Day Afternoon

Kayla Loschke, Greater Topeka Partnership

Kelli Hoffman, USD 501 Topeka Public Schools

Kristine Hart, Learning in the Community

Lakeisha Williams, Bartlett & West

Lisa Brown, Azura Credit Union

Megan D. Rohleder, Kansas Historical Society 

Melanie Hasselman, Shawnee County Sherriff’s Office

Melissa G. Johnson, Office of the Kansas Attorney General

Missy Lackey, US Bank

Monique Y. Glaude’, City of Topeka Department of Neighborhood Relations

Robin M. Bonsall, Historic Jayhawk Theatre

Sarah Morse, FHLBank Topeka

Sarah Sanders, Capitol Federal Savings

Sarah Carkhuff Fizell, ArtsConnect

Shelley Ramos, Topeka Civic Theatre

Shellie Clawson, CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Sunee N. Mickle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas

Zoe Gruber, Security Benefit

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
- Audre Lorde


Advisors Excel Hosts Personal Finance Day with Junior Achievement of Kansas for Boys and Girls Club of Topeka

Advisors Excel Hosts Personal Finance Day with Junior Achievement of Kansas for Boys and Girls Club of Topeka

Shellie Clawson | YWCA Women of Excellence

Shellie Clawson | YWCA Women of Excellence