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16th Annual YWCA Women of Persimmon:

Join us for this year's event!  

Persimmon, the orange color YWCAs across the United States have chosen to symbolize the strength and confidence of women. We all know extraordinary women who make a positive difference in our lives and community. On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the YWCA Black Hawk County recognized award winners from across the Cedar Valley and hosted 270 attendees.


2022 award categories include:


Young Woman of Tomorrow: Any young woman (age 18-25 years) who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholastic ability, volunteer service and/or special achievements.


Youth Advocate: Any woman who is an advocate for the health and well-being of youth, either by engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of youth or working directly with young people through nurture, empowerment and inspiration.


Business/Organization that Empowers Women: Any business or organization that has proven its dedication
to the advancement of women by empowering them socially, economically and professionally; and has created and advanced opportunities for all women to seek equality and self-sufficiency.


Professional/Business Woman: Any woman who has lived out the YWCA’s mission, personally and professionally, by creating and advancing opportunities for all women to seek equality and self-sufficiency. Can be from any level: owners, managers, employees and entrepreneurs; employed in either a for-profit or non-profit organization, who demonstrates commitment, organizational effectiveness and ethical leadership.


Volunteer : Any woman who has made a significant volunteer contribution to her community with respect to empowering all women without expecting or receiving remuneration.

Please take this opportunity to nominate a friend, relative or colleague for this special honor. Nomination forms are available at the YWCA and on our website here. Call Cindy Mohr to receive one by mail or email. If possible, please email your nomination as a Word document.


Be A Sponsor!

The businesses and individuals who sponsor the YWCA Black Hawk County’s annual Women of Persimmon luncheon are important partners. Your sponsorship supports the mission of the YWCA, as well as the programs and services provided to thousands of local individuals annually. Various sponsorship levels are available.

Sponsorships include, at a minimum, reservations for the luncheon as well as your company’s name included on our website, in the event program and in the special thank you that will appear in our next brochure.


For more information on how to become a sponsor of this event, contact: Cindy Mohr, Executive Director, YWCA, 425 Lafayette St., Waterloo, IA 50703 or email lmohr@ywcabhc.org.


Click here for the Media Sponsorship Form.

Click here for the Business and Individual Sponsorship Form.



Past Events Include:

World's Greatest Spring Break for Kids

Fall Fundraiser

Young Women on the Move Conference