Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards

Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards

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Join us in honoring equity champions on June 9, 2022
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YWCA is celebrating and elevating the work of individuals and companies that are working every day to help make equity and justice a reality through the Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards on June 9, 2022

These awards honor people taking action to eliminate racism and empower women; who are breaking down systemic barriers and promoting opportunities for women and girls to thrive and lead, particularly in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

OUR 2022 HONOREES:

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COMMUNITY CHAMPION - Courtney Wooten, Founder of Suburbia Rising

Courtney Wooten has made waves in the Edmonds and larger Snohomish County community by serving as an equity consultant with a focus on educational systems, family engagement, and faith communities. Her business, Suburbia Rising, has developed programs and training events to educate businesses, citizens, and school children about racial and gender equity. Her nominator shares, “Because of Courtney Wooten’s creativity, work, and optimism, hundreds of us are ready to work for a more just world with equity for women and BIPOC communities.”

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RISING CHAMPION - Rosalie Fish, Athlete & Activist  

Rosalie Fish is a member of the Cowlitz Tribe and of Muckleshoot heritage and a gifted athlete. In high school, she took a stand to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women by painting a bold red handprint over her mouth for every race she ran. She chose to continue her track career at the University of Washington on the condition she could continue her tradition. Her nominator says, “She has raised awareness for women who have no voice and brought attention to the disgraceful neglect of Indigenous women who are missing or murdered.”

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SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION - Intentionalist

Over the past four years, Laura Clise has built Intentionalist into the most comprehensive directory of brick-and-mortar small businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans, Indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ community, and disabled people in the Pacific Northwest. Their nominator shares, “Thanks to Intentionalist, we are better able to put our collective thumb on the scales of economic justice. Intentionalist makes it easy to find, learn about, and spend in support of small businesses whose existence and growth are critical to a more inclusive regional economy.”

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LARGE BUSINESS CHAMPION - STARBUCKS

Starbucks has demonstrated its commitment to equity as an employer, retailer, and community partner. “They have been a leader in diversity and inclusion with goals and data to support their success,” their nominator wrote. The Starbucks Foundation has provided grants for organizations serving BIPOC youth across the country, and the company has invested significantly in the Community Resilience Fund to support the economic growth of under-served communities. The company has also closed the race and gender wage gap for employees, advocated for eliminating barriers to employment for those with a criminal record, and focused on leadership and mentoring programs for BIPOC partners.

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Featuring emcee Tiernan Madorno and musical performance by Whitney Mongé, awards will be given to youth, longtime advocates, and companies large and small, that are actively working to promote racial and gender equity in our community.

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We're excited to announce our upcoming 2022 events, including: the 11th Annual Stand Against Racism, Winning Within with Dominique Dawes, and the Bertha Pitts Campbell Equity Awards.
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