What is #52Women52Weeks?

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s #52Women52Weeks series is an initiative to highlight 52 outstanding women in the Great Lakes Bay Region who are making their dreams and goals a reality.

These women emulate the attributes of a strong woman through how they empower other women, face challenges head on and make a difference in the lives of others across the region. They have graciously shared their best pieces of advice with you and more.

How are the woman chosen?

All of the women have been nominated by her fellow community members. Nominate a deserving woman today by clicking the link to the left.

What happens once I submit a nomination?

All nominations are reviewed within three business days of being submitted. If your nominee meets the criteria, we will reach out to her via email. The email will include our interview questions and request a headshot and short bio.

What is the criteria to be nominated?

1. Must live in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 2. Be an inspiring woman. 3. Replies to her nomination email.

How are the honorees honored?

We publish the #52Women52Weeks every Wednesday on our Facebook and Instagram pages. The order in which honorees are published is random.

Congratulations to the women on being selected to YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s #52Women52Weeks series!
2017 Women
Jenifer Acosta 2/22
Abbe Adair 4/5
Renee Aumock 10/11
Marisa Horak Belotti 11/29
Joni Boye-Beaman 7/12
Loyce Brown 3/1
Beth Bryce 2/1
Kate Cardinali 8/9
Lori Carroll 8/30
Shirelle Carthan-Dottery 11/1
Marcie Cervantes-Kennedy 4/19
Trisha Charbonneau-Ivey 11/22
Ann Coburn-Collins 9/27
Chey Davis 8/23
Bethany Dutcher 3/29
Janelle Felan 12/27
Patricia Franklin-Lindsey 5/31
Rep. Vanessa Guerra 10/4
CarolAnne Guillemette 10/18
Trish Hadley 11/9
Amberlyn Hales 12/13
Justis Heppner 6/28
Valerie Hoffman 9/20
Laura Horwath 1/5
Kimberly Houston 12/20
Renee Johnston 7/5
Kristin Knoll 6/7
Cathy Koebke 10/25
Kristi Kozubal 1/11
Stacie Kwaiser 11/16
Marybeth Laisure 7/19
Jaime Leyrer 5/25
Shannon Lijewski 8/2
Tosha Lijewski 9/6
Barbara Littles 2/15
Evelyn McGovern 5/3
Jen Naegele 3/8
Laura Owczarzak 9/13
Alayna Partaka 6/14
Jesse Pero 5/17
Leslie Perry 1/25
Kayla Petz 4/12
Nina Rand 3/5
Felicia Rose-Berry 4/26
Dr. Shawna Ruple 7/26
Magen Samyn 3/22
Autumn Scherzer 12/6
Heather Spencer 6/21
Erin Strayer 5/10
Jackie Taylor 8/16
Lisa Thompson 1/18
Tara Welch 2/8
2018 Women
Amal Al Sharif Kheil 12/14
Jill Allardyce 9/28
Heather Appold 5/18
Becky Barror 8/24
Ann Beck 3/15
Lori Bergevin 10/19
Moira Branigan 1/17
Andreanne Budzinski 2/14
Michelle Burkhard 10/12
Trish Burns 8/9
Elizabeth Camp 5/25
Jen Carpenter 12/7
Kerri Chernauckas-Mellon 2/7
Tammy Claramunt 6/22
Kaitlyn Cole 9/21
JoAnn Crary 1/31
Alisa Divine 10/26
Anne Filsinger 6/29
Michelle Gricar 8/17
Debi Keyes 3/1
Nicki Legacy 3/28
Dawn Luptowski 9/14
Kris Marsh 8/31
Catherine Martinez 7/12
Katie Maus 4/11
Linda McGee 1/10
Megan Michels 8/3
Nanci Moore 4/25
Tiffany Pruitt 4/4
Jenny Dumont Radler 11/30
Michele Reynolds 2/21
Maricella Rodriguez 11/2
Sonia Severin 1/26
Myiesha Smith 7/6
Deb St. Hilaire 7/20
Casey Stevens 6/15
Chrissie Szilagyi 7/27
Ericka Taylor 1/3
Jennifer West 5/9
Kathryn Wilson 11/21
Laura Yockey 4/20
Jamie Zecman 9/7
2019 Women
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