Recipients of the Erskine Award meet the following criteria:
- distinctive achievement and service in their current field;
- service to the community with a demonstrated commitment to social and racial equality;
- demonstrated commitment to serving as a role model for women and girls; and
- must live and/or work in Central Massachusetts.
The Award is named for Katharine Forbes Erskine, who twice served the YWCA as president, first in 1930 and again in 1960. Throughout her life, she actively championed the rights of women and girls.
The YWCA Central Massachusetts has honored 127 women with the Katharine F. Erskine Award since 1994. These dynamic women come from all walks of life and represent the diversity of women living and working in Central Massachusetts. They are all pioneers — women who broke through barriers and created new paths for women to follow.
For more information about the award, and a list of criteria, please go to https://bit.ly/3PoRMPg
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