TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — YWCA South Florida, a leading voice for women, girls and all marginalized individuals across South Florida, received the 2022 Florida Equity, Equality & Justice Influencer Award from Leadership Florida. The award was announced on June 25 at Leadership Florida’s Annual Meeting in Orlando.
The Florida Equity, Equality & Justice Influencer Award recognizes a business or nonprofit organization that has demonstrated leadership in equity, equality and justice by changing their company, community or Florida.
“We are proud to recognize the important work being done by YWCA South Florida,” said Wendy Spencer, president and CEO of Leadership Florida. “Their efforts in the equity, equality and justice spaces serve as a model for others who aim to create positive change in our society and improve lives.”
YWCA South Florida is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA is a movement of leaders that challenge the institutional and structural racial equity barriers of their time. For over 100 years, multiple generations of YWCA women have harnessed their collective power to enhance the opportunities and improve the lives of young women, particularly those most socially and politically vulnerable.
About Leadership Florida
For the past 40 years, Leadership Florida has engaged more than 3,300 leaders through a competitive application process who represent all sectors of Florida’s economy and reflect the diverse demographics of the state. Through experiential classes, these leaders renew their leadership skills and build their networks with the goal of addressing key issues facing the state of Florida. For more information, visit www.leadershipflorida.org. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark.